T:Water Is Wide, The
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W:The water is wide, and I can't swim over,
W:and neither have I wings to fly,
W:Build me a boat that can carry two,
W:And both shall row, my love and I.
W:There is a ship and she sails the sea,
W:She's loaded deep as deep can be,
W:But not so deep as the love I'm in,
W:I know not how to sink or swim.
W:I leaned my back against an oak,
W:Thinking it was the strongest tree,
W:But first it bent and then it broke,
W:And that's the way love treated me.
W:For love is handsome and love is fine,
W:The sweetest flower that ever grew, *
W:But love grows old and waxes cold,
W:And fades away like summer dew.
W:When salt sea turns far inland,
W:And mussels grow on every tree,
W:When cockle shells make Christmas bells,
W:Then would I lose my love for thee.
W:* or: And love's a jewel, when first it's new,