The Water is Wide lyrics and chords

The Water is Wide is the tale of two lovers who can no longer be together.

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Does the song have a literal meaning – are the lovers separated by water – could it be talking about emigration?

Or is the ‘water is wide’ a metaphor for love that has faded inferred in the line “love grows old and waxes cold”.

The Water is Wide lyrics and chords

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The  
G 
water is wide I  
C 
cannot cross  
G 
over,
 
And neither have I  
C 
wings to  
D7 
fly,
 
Build
D 
me a  
Bm 
boat that will  
Em 
carry 
 
two,
C 
And both shall  
D7 
roam,my love and  
G 
I.

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O love is handsome and love is fine

And love’s a jewel when it’s first new

But love grows old and waxes cold

And fades away like morning dew.

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There is a ship it’s sailing the sea

It’s loaded deep as deep can be

But not so deep as my love for him

I know not if I sink or swim.

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The water is wide I can not get o’er

And neither have I wings to fly

Give me a boat that will carry two

And both shall row my love and I

And both shall row my love and I.

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