The Water Is Wide
1906
gbCecil Sharp, Trad
AmBb6BbM7C7DmFF7
7 chords used in this song

Based on a Scottish folk song ("O Waly, Waly"), the definitive modern version was published by Cecil Sharp in Folk Songs From Somerset (1906). The song has an extensive history dating back to the 1600s.

FBb6F
The water is Fwide Bb6and I can't cross Fover
DmBb6C7
And neither Dmhave Bb6I wings to C7fly
FF7BbM7
Build me a Fboat F7that can carry BbM7two
AmBb6C7FBb6F
And both shall Amrow Bb6My C7love and FBb6 F
FBb6F
Oh love is Fgentle Bb6and love is Fkind
DmBb6C7
Gay as a Dmjewel Bb6when first it's C7new
FF7BbM7
But love grows Fold F7and waxes BbM7cold
AmBb6C7FBb6F
And fades aAmway Bb6like the C7morning Fdew Bb6 F
FBb6F
There is a Fship Bb6and it sails the Fsea
DmBb6C7
Loaded Dmdeep Bb6as deep can C7be
FF7BbM7
But not as Fdeep F7as the love I'm BbM7in
AmBb6C7FBb6F
I know not Amif Bb6C7sink or Fswim Bb6 F
FBb6F
The water is Fwide Bb6and I can't cross Fover
DmBb6C7
And neither Dmhave Bb6I wings to C7fly
FF7BbM7
Build me a Fboat F7that can carry BbM7two
AmBb6C7FBb6F
And both shall Amrow Bb6My C7love and FBb6 F
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