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​The Water Is Wide

This song is by Nadia Birkenstock and appears on the album Emerald Isles (2001).

The water is wide, I cannot get over
And neither have I wings to fly.
Give me a boat that will carry two
And both shall row, my love and I.

Oh down in the meadows the other day
A gath'ring flow'rs both fine and gay
A gath'ring flowers both red and blue,
I little thought what love could do.

I put my hand into one soft bush,
Thinking the sweetest flower to find.
I pricked my finger to the bone
And left the sweetest flower alone.

There is a ship and she sails the sea,
She's loaded deep as deep can be,
But nor so deep as the love I am in;
I know not if I sink or swim.

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