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​Waters of Tyne

This song is a Traditional.

This is a traditional song and therefore has no particular artist associated with it. It is believed to have originated in Northumberland.
This song has been covered by Sting and Jimmy Nail under the title "Waters of Tyne".
I cannot get tae my love if I would dee
For the waters of Tyne run between him and me
And here I maun stand wi a tear in my ee
All sighin and sobbin, my true love to see

Oh where is the boatman, my bonny hinney
Oh where is the boatman, go bring him to me
For to ferry me over the Tyne to my honey
Or speed him across the rough waters to me

Oh bring me a boatman, I'll gi all my money
And you for your trouble rewarded shall be
If you'll carry me over the Tyne to my honey
And I will remember the boatman and thee

I cannot get tae my love if I would dee
For the waters of Tyne run between him and me
And here I maun stand wi a tear in my ee
All sighin and sobbin, my true love to see

Music by:

trad., fist published in Northumbrian Minstrelsy Wikipedia16, 1881

Lyrics by:

trad., first published in Bell's Rhymes of Northern Bards Wikipedia16, 1812

Source:

mudcat.org