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The water is wide
I cannot swim ore
And neither have I
The wings to fly
Give me a boat
That can carry two
And we both shall row
My true love and I

A ship there is
And she sails the seas
She's laden deep
As deep can be
But not so deep
As the love I'm in
And I know not if
I sink or swim

I leaned my back
Against a young oak
Thinkin he was
A trusty tree
But first he bended
And then he broke
Thus did my love
Prove false to me

Oh love is handsome
And love is kind
Bright as a jewl
When first it's new
But love grows old
And waxes cold
And fades away
Like the morning dew

And fades away
Like the morning dew



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