Performed by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (8 times) during the first Rolling Thunder Tour (1975), and 3 times in 1989-90. Released on Live 1975 (2002)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
The tab is based on the version from Plymouth, Oct 1975
G G C G The water is wide and I can't cross over Em D Neither have I wings to fly [n.c.] Bm C Build me a boat that can carry two G D C G/b Am G (C/g G) And both shall row my love and I. There is a ship and it sails on the sea Loaded deep as deep can be But not as deep as the love I'm in I know not if I sink or swim. I leaned my back up against an oak Thinkin' it was a trusty tree But first it bent and then it broke Just like my own false love to me. Oh love is gentle, love is kind Gay as a jewel when first it's new But love grows old and waxes cold And fades away like some morning dew. The water is wide and I can't cross over Neither have I wings to fly Build me a boat that can carry two And both shall row my love and I.