The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11731   Message #88824
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jun-99 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: The Water is Wide - one more time!
Subject: RE: The Water is Wide
The song was recorded in the U.S. many times in the 1960's, but I don't recall hearing the "Waly Waly" verse until recently. I think maybe the verse wasn't considered 'marketable' in the '60's. Too foreign-sounding for the time, and it would have been mispronounced "Wally, Wally" in my home in the Midwest.
-Joe Offer-