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The Water Is Wide

Traditional

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


11 Nov 1975
TELL IT LIKE IT IS (T-245)
PLYMOUTH ROCK (T-525)

21 Nov 1975
THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (T-129)

Rolling Thunder Revue (Oct-Dec 1975):  
   Palace Theater, Waterbury CT - 11 Nov 1975   
   Boston Music Hall, Boston MA - 21 Nov 1975 (evening)  

The water is wide an' i can't cross over
Neither have i wings to fly
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row my love an' i.

There is a ship an' she sails on the sea
Loaded deep as deep can be
But not as deep as the love i'm in
And know not how i sink or swim.

I leaned my back up against some oak
Thinkin' it was a trusty tree
But first it bent an' then it broke
Just like my own false love to me.

Oh love is gentle, love is kind
Gay as a jewel when first it's new
But love grows old an' waxes cold
An' fades away like some morning dew.

The water is wide an' i can't cross over
Neither have i wings to fly
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row my love an' i.
    

Recording dates & record list

11 Nov 1975 1TELL IT LIKE IT IS (bootleg)
PLYMOUTH ROCK (bootleg)
21 Nov 1975 1THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975
GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (bootleg)