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The Water Is Wide (Susanna Hoffs)

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OF LATE I'VE BEEN DRIVEN NEAR CRAZY
WALY WALY (JAMIE DOUGLAS)
WALY, WALY 2
WALY, WALY 3
WATER IS WIDE
WHEN COCKLESHELLS TURN SILVER BELLS (Waly, Waly)


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GUEST,The Otter 07 Apr 09 - 08:34 PM
michaelr 07 Apr 09 - 09:02 PM
Joe Offer 07 Apr 09 - 09:10 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 08 Apr 09 - 11:04 AM
Mr Red 09 Apr 09 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,leeneia 09 Apr 09 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,CHoKER 29 Apr 09 - 04:53 AM
GUEST,Debbie 27 Jul 09 - 07:15 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 28 Jul 09 - 03:59 AM
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Subject: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST,The Otter
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 08:34 PM

Has anyone else heard of this song??

I'm curious because I heard it on the soundtrack of a film. The film was really good but I can't recall the name of it. It has Malcolm McDowell in it if that helps.

Help me out please!! That song was gorgeous!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 09:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_EcSirWZtg

From the film "Red Roses and Petrol". Susanna Hoffs (ex-Bangles singer) is gorgeous at 50. This version of that wonderful song - not so much. Look for other versions on Youtube!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 09:10 PM

Hi - the Internet Movie Data Base - IMDB says former Bangles member Susanna Hoffs sang "The Water Is Wide" in a movie called Red Roses and Petrol. Can't say I've ever hear of the movie, but "The Water Is Wide" is an old ballad that has been around forever. You'll find links to lyrics for various versions above. Check YouTube, and I'm sure you'll find other recordings of the song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:04 AM

"The Water is Wide" is probably one of the first ballads I ever learned and performed regularly in the late 1950's. It was a staple for many others as well. I have always loved the melody.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 08:10 AM

are we talking about "Waley Waley" (aka Water is Wide)- collected by Rev Sabine Barring-Gould?

If so - he says in his notes that he thought it was such a pretty song and a shame it was so short - so he lengthened it. But I am sure it pops-up in several collections.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 09:29 AM

Hello, Otter. Are you new to folk music? I ask because most folkies encounter this song fairly soon. It is an excellent piece, well-liked and played rather often.

I first learned in high school glee club in 1963.

You can read about the song's history at this Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Is_Wide_(song)

If you enter 'water is wide' in the Search Box and uncheck 'Forum', you will be taken to a set of words for the song. (You will be in the Digital Tradition, which is a database of lyrics.)

I listened to Susanna Hoffs sing the song on YouTube. I believe she is hurrying the last note of every phrase. Time is money, I guess.

Do you sing or play an instrument?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Susanna Hoffs - The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST,CHoKER
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 04:53 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_EcSirWZtg

i POSTED THE WATER IS WIDE WITH SUSANNA HOFFS ON YOUTUBE FOR ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO HEAR IT... ENJOY


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Water Is Wide (Susanna Hoffs)
From: GUEST,Debbie
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 07:15 PM

That song was from the motion picture The River Wild with Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Water Is Wide (Susanna Hoffs)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 03:59 AM

Dylan, of course, took "The Water is Wide" and created "Lay Down Your Weary Tune".

Link to Dylan singing "Lay down your weary tune"


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