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Traditional Music Traditional Lyrics VERSE 1 G Am C G The water is wide I cannot get o'er Em C G D And neither have I wings to fly. G Am B7 Em Give me a boat that will carry two, G D7 G And both shall row, my love and I. VERSE 2 G Am C G O, down in the meadows the other day, Em C G D Agath'ring flow'rs, Both fine and gay, G Am B7 Em Agathering flowers, both red and blue, G D7 G I little thought what love can do. VERSE 3 G Am C G I put my hand into one soft bush, Em C G D Thinking the sweetest flower to find, G Am B7 Em I pricked my finger right to the bone, G D7 G And left the sweetest flower alone. VERSE 4 G Am C G I leaned my back up against some oak, Em C G D Thinking that he was a trusty tree, G Am B7 Em But first he bended and then he broke; G D7 G And so did my false love to me.
Below is a list of all the chords in this song. Click on a chord to learn how to play the chord on a particular instrument.
|Banjo||A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Guitar||A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Mandolin||A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Piano||A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Ukulele||A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|