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Chord Req: The Water Is Wide

GUEST,Caleb S. 31 Oct 05 - 08:16 AM
Leadfingers 31 Oct 05 - 08:37 AM
Nick 31 Oct 05 - 08:42 AM
Bassic 31 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM
Bassic 31 Oct 05 - 08:56 AM
GUEST 31 Oct 05 - 09:08 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST,Caleb S.
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:16 AM

I'm wondering if anyone knows the guitar chords to "The Water Is Wide". I'm mainly looking for the versions Carolyn Hester and other popular folksingers used to sing in the 60's. The Kingston Trio did a version called "The River Is Wide". I'd be interested in theirs too.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:37 AM

D          G                D
The water is wide ,I cannot cross over
            Bm    G         A
And neither have I wings to fly
          F#m                  Bm G
Give me a boat that will carry two
             A                D G D A
And both will row , my love and I

Is the way I do it , though its a LONG time since I listened to any recordings ! Hope this is a help !


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: Nick
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:42 AM

Version I sing has the following chords but I have heard several variations



D                G6            D
The Water is wide I can't cross over
D          Bm    G6       A7
And neither have I wings to fly
          F#m                  Bm Bm/A G
Give me a boat that will carry two
               D/F# A7          D
And both shall row my love and I



One option anyway!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: Bassic
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM

A version by Dylan

http://www.dylanchords.com/00_misc/water_is_wide.htm


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: Bassic
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:56 AM

Here is the link


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Water Is Wide
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:08 AM

The[G] water[D] is[G] wide[G7] and I[C] can't cross[G] over
                     
Neither [Em] have I [Am] wings to[D] fly
                      C
Build me a[Bm] boat that can carry [Em] two

And [C} both shall[G] row my[C} love and[G] I.


There are two different ways of singing the second line.

"wings" can be sung as a B note or a C note (assuming you are singing in the key of G ). If you sing a C (preferable imo) then you play an Am chord. If you sing a B, you stay on the Em until the change to D on "fly"


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