the water is wide lyrics – eva cassidy

the water is wide
i cannot swim ore
and neither have i
the wings to fly
give me a boat
that can carry two
and we both shall row
my true love and i

a ship there is
and she sails the seas
she’s laden deep
as deep can be
but not so deep
as the love i’m in
and i know not if
i sink or swim

i leaned my back
against a young oak
thinkin he was
a trusty tree
but first he bended
and then he broke
thus did my love
prove false to me

oh love is handsome
and love is kind
bright as a jewl
when first it’s new
but love grows old
and waxes cold
and fades away
like the morning dew

and fades away
like the morning dew

/ eva cassidy lyrics