Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water
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The imagery of the lyrics describes the challenges of love: "Love is handsome, love is kind" during the novel honeymoon phase of any relationship. However, as time progresses, "love grows old, and waxes cold. The modern lyric for "The Water Is Wide" was consolidated and named by Cecil Sharp in from multiple older sources in southern England, following English lyrics with very different stories and styles but the same meter.
Earlier sources were frequently published as broadsheets without music. Performers or publishers would insert, remove, and adapt verses from one piece to another: Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water verses are also characteristic of hymns and blues verses.
Lyrics from different sources could be used with different Stop Loving You - Various - 18 Rock Classics Vol 3 of the same metre. Consequently, each verse in the modern song may not have been originally composed in the context of its surrounding verses nor be consistent in theme.
The Water is Wide may be considered a family of lyrics with a particular hymn-like tune. O Waly Waly Wail, Wail may be sometimes a particular lyric, sometimes a family tree of lyrics, sometimes Jamie Douglassometimes one melody or another with the correct meter, and sometimes versions of the modern compilation The Water is Wide usually with the addition Condemed Cell - Messiah - Rotten Perish the verse starting O Waly, Waly.
This is a jumble of verses from other lyrics including Arthur's Seat shall be my BedThe Distressed Virgin and the Scottish scandal ballad Jamie Douglas The use of cockleshells and silver bells in Thomson's version pre-dates the earliest published Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary and may relate to torture.
Predecessors of The Water is Wide also influenced lyrics for other folk and popular songs, such as the modern version of the Irish Carrickfergus s and the American Sweet Peggy Gordan There have been multiple subsequent variations of the song and several names—including Waly, WalyThere is a Shipand Cockleshells —which use and re-use different selections of lyrics. Clair on the video of the same name, uses the melody of "The Water is Wide. And, in the Dunkerque carnival, they sing "putain d'Islande" based on the same melody.
O Waly, waly a lament — "woe is me" up the bank, And waly, waly doun the brae hillAnd waly, waly, yon burn-side riversideWhere I and my love wont to gae. I lean'd my back into an aik oakI thocht it was a trusty tree; But first Everything But The Girl - Home Movies - The Best Of Everything But The Girl (VHS) bow'd, and syne soon it brak brokeSae my true love did lightly me.
O waly, waly, but love be bonnie beautifulA little time while it is new, But when 'tis auld oldit waxeth cauld coldAnd fades away like the morning Faster And Faster - Donna Summer - Live And More. O wherefore should I busk my heid adorn my head? Or wherefore should I kame comb my hair? For my true love has me forsook, And says he'll never love me mair more.
Now Arthur Seat shall be my bed, The sheets shall ne'er be fyl'd by On From The Heart - Nazareth - The Very Best, Saint Anton's well shall be my drink, Since my true love has forsaken me. Martinmas wind, when wilt thou blaw blowAnd shake the green leaves off the tree? O gentle death, when wilt thou come?
For of my life I am weary. When we cam in by Glasgow town, We were a comely sight to see; My love was clad in the black velvet, And I my sell in cramasie crimson.
But had I wist knownbefore I kiss'd, That love had been sae ill to win, I'd lock my heart in a case of gold, And pin'd it with a silver pin. Oh, oh! He could not trace the melody before Verse 2: As I look out across the sea a Bright horizon beckons me And I am called to do my best and be the most that I can be. The water is wide, I cannot get o'er And neither have I wings to fly, Build me a boat that can carry two And both shall row, my love and I.
I leaned my back up against an oak, To find it was a trusty tree, I found you true, love, when first you spoke, 'tis true you are, and ever shall be. Our love shines clearly against the storm, Turns darkest night to brightest day, Turns turbulent waters to perfect calm, A blazing lamp to light our way. Love is the centre of all we see, Love is the jewel that guides us true, No matter what, love, you'll stay with me, No matter what, my love, I'll stay with you. The water is wide, I cannot cross o'er, And neither have I the wings to fly.
Build me a boat that can carry two And both shall row, my true love and I. A ship there is and she sails the sea She's laden deep, as deep can be. But not so deep as the love I'm in, And I know not if I sink or swim. I leaned my back against a young oak, Thinking 'twere a trusty tree. But first it bent and then it broke, Thus did my love prove false to me. O love is handsome and love is kind, Bright as a jewel when first it's new But love grows old and waxes cold, And fades away like the morning dew, And fades away like the morning dew.
Hopson used the tune for his work "The Gift of Love". Hopson also wrote Christian lyrics to "The Water is Wide", which are often performed by church choirs. Oregon has a jazz version of this on their 30th studio album, Lantern. The King's Singers have a setting combined with the cello solo from J. Bach's Suite no.
The Library of Congress audio archives contain a recording of the American composer Samuel Barber Lately - Divine - Fairy Tales this tune and accompanying himself on piano in a recital broadcast from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia on 26 December Mark Knopfler recorded an instrumental version of "The Water is Wide" following the death of musician Chet Atkinswho had collaborated with Knopfler in several musical projects.
The New Christy Minstrels recorded this same melody in with entirely different lyrics, arranged by Randy Sparks and retitled "Last Farewell". Esther re-released the song on box-set CD Mein Weg zu mir in Roger McGuinn of the Byrds recorded the song on his first solo album Neil Young wrote new, environmentally themed lyrics to the tune, and recorded it as "Mother Earth Natural Anthem " on his album Ragged Glory.
Karla Bonoff recorded a version that is included on the soundtrack for the US television program thirtysomethingand was used to conclude the airing of episode 94 "Solo" of the fifth season of the TV show Alias. French singer Renaud helped make the tune famous among French-speaking countries. He wrote pacifist lyrics to the song "La ballade nord-irlandaise" the Northern-Irish Ballad for his album Marchand de caillouxevoking the troubles of Northern Ireland. Cam Clarke included it on his album Inside Out.
Charlotte Churchthe Welsh child soprano, recorded a popularised rendition of this song on her album Enchantment. Eva Cassidy 's version was released posthumously on her album American Tune as well as on the bootleg album Live at Pearl's. Runrigthe Scottish Gaelic rock band, recorded this song for the first in their series of Access All Areas fanclub-only live albums in Hayley Westenra 's album Treasurereleased incontained another version. Masaaki Kishibe 's album My Favorites includes a fingerstyle acoustic guitar rendition, instead incorporating the vocal melodies into the guitar melodies.
American pianist, John Laing features this song on his debut album Awakened and it features Brittany Benish on guitar. Alexander Armstrong recorded the song on his solo album, A Year of Songswith an orchestral accompaniment. David Sanborn Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water the song, with Linda Ronstadt on vocals, in Arrangement was by Don Grolnick.
It is included on Sanborn's compilation album, Love Songsand was previously unreleased. It was used over the final scenes in Terence Davies' film Distant Voices, Still Lives as the characters disappear into the darkness. The song was played repeatedly as part of the soundtrack to the film The River Wild Universal Pictures, A version recorded by Cowboy Junkies was used during the end credits.
The lyrics of the song are spoken, just before the assassination scene, by Jesse James ' daughter in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
It was used as a musical motif throughout the film The Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water Line.
Gerard Way is confirmed to have recorded the song for Kevin Smith's film Tusk. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Water is Wide. This article contains a list of miscellaneous information. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections or articles. March Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water from the original on 23 March Canterbury Press. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with Project Gutenberg links Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from October Use dmy dates from October Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with hAudio microformats Articles with trivia sections from March All articles with trivia sections.
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