The Water is Wide (There is a Ship)

Title

The Water is Wide (There is a Ship)

Subject

Girl Scouts - Songs

Description

Girl Scouts sing The Water is Wide at the History Harvest gathering.

Creator

Camp Scott Girl Scouts

Date

2018

Contributor

Camp Scott Girl Scouts

Rights

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Type

Sound

Transcription

The water is wide, I cannot get o'er
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall cross my true love and I
I lean'd my back against an oak
Thinking it was a mighty tree
But first it bent and then it broke
So did my love prove false to me
I put my hand in some soft bush
Thinking the sweetest flow'are to find
I prick'd my finger to the bone
And left the sweetest flow'are behind
O love is handsome and love is kind
Gay as a jewel when it is new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like the morning dew
The water is wide, I cannot get o'er
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall cross my true love and I

Duration

2 minutes, 13 seconds

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Files

The Water is Wide (There is a Ship).mp3

Collection

Citation

Camp Scott Girl Scouts, “The Water is Wide (There is a Ship),” Remembering Camp Scott, accessed February 20, 2024, https://campscott.library.okstate.edu/items/show/411.