The Water is Wide

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The water is wide; I can't cross o'er,
And neither have I wings to fly.
Give me a boat that can carry two,
And both shall row, my love and I.

2. A ship there is, she sails the sea,
She's loaded deep, as deep can be.
But not so deep as the love I'm in;
I know not how I sink or swim.

3. I leaned my back against an oak,
Knowing it was a trusty tree.
At first it bent, but never broke;
Thus did my love prove true to me.

4. O, love is handsome, love is fine,
Gay as a jewel when first it's new;
And love grows old, and ever bold,
And shines as bright as morning dew.

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