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O Waly Waly Lyrics

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The water is wide
I can not get o’er
And neither have I wings to fly
Oh go and get me some little boat
And both shall row, my love and I

Where love is planted, O, there it grows
It buds and blossoms, like some rose
It has a sweet and pleasant smell
No flower on earth, can it excel.

There is a ship sailing on the sea
It’s loaded deep, as deep can be
But not as deep, as in love I am
I know not if I sink or if I swim.

The water is wide
I can not get o’er
And neither have I wings to fly
Oh go and get me some little boat
And both shall row, my love and I

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O Waly, Waly is a popular folk song of lost love with many variants in both England and America. I have listed only a few of the many verses which are most appropriate when used as a lullaby.

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