THE WATER IS WIDE

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 sail, my love and I

Our ship is there, she sails the seas
She's loaded deep, as deep can be
But not as deep as the love I'm in
I know not how I sink or swim

For love is gentle and love is kind
And love's a jewel when first it's new
But when it's old it waxes cool
and fades away like the morning dew