The Water is Wide

Traditional
Arranged by Cowboy Junkies (from the soundtrack to the film The River Wild)


[NC] The water is [D] wide I cannot cross over,
neither have [Bm] I wings [A] to fly
Give me a [F#m] boat that can [Bm] carry two,
and both [A] shall row my love and [D] I

[NC] Oh Love is [D] gentle and love is kind,
the sweetest [Bm] flower when first it's [A] new
But love [F#m] grows old and waxes [Bm] cold,
and fades [A] away like morning [D] dew

solo on verse

The [D] water is wide I cannot cross over,
neither have [Bm] I wings to [A] fly
Give me a [F#m] boat that can carry [Bm] two,
and both [A] shall row my love and [Bm] I
and both [A] shall row my love and [D] I

[D] Mmmm, mmm [Bm] mmmmm, [A] mmmmm
[F#m] mm, mmm [Bm] mmmm

And both [A] shall row my love and [Bm] I
And [A] both shall row [NC] my love and I

Tabbed by bbkim

 

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Last Update: July 9, 2004
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