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  1. Water is Wide

From the album Compass

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Name: Water is Wide (cover)
Composer: Traditional English
Arrangement: G. Gothard
Album: Compass (2013)

Performance Credits
G. Gothard: guitars, cajon, djembe, bongos, bass, violin, vocals
W. Gothard: octave mandolin, violin, vocals
S. Gothard: vocals

Lyrics

The water is wide, I cannot cross o'er / And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two / and both shall row, my love and I

A ship there is, and she sails the sea / she's loaded deep, as deep can be
But not so deep as the love I'm in / I know not if I'll sink or swim

O Love is handsome, and love is fine / the sweetest jewel, when first it's new
But love grows old and waxes cold / and fades away, like morning dew

Must I go bound, while you go free / must I love a man, who does not love me
Must I be born with so little art / as to love a man who'll break my heart

The water is wide, I can't cross o'er / and neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two / and both shall row, my love and I
And both shall row, my love and I