The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15460   Message #139522
Posted By: Anglofile
22-Nov-99 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Help! Version of Water Is Wide
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Version of WATER IS WIDE
In California in 1976, at a sort of spiritual sleepover camp for twenty-somethings, I came across two verses to this which I've never found in any source. Chances seem good they are new. They come after the first two verses Jim gives above.

I'll never leave you anymore,
For I have found in your bright eyes
A river of love, a heart of gold,
A peaceful mind, a hand to hold.

And what shall I do with this precious gift?
Shall I hold it to myself?
Oh, no I can't, I would lose it sure;
It must be given, if it's to endure.

When I sing the song now I use this combination of four verses to make it a love song without an unhappy ending.

Does this qualify as a variant?


HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 16-Jul-02.