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The Water Is Wide

Lyrics

O Waly, waly, (a lament "woe is me") up the bank,
And waly, waly, doun the brae (hill),
And waly, waly, yon burn-side (riverside),
Where I and my Love wont to gae (go)!
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O Waly, waly, (a lament "woe is me") up the bank,
And waly, waly, doun the brae (hill),
And waly, waly, yon burn-side (riverside),
Where I and my Love wont to gae (go)!
full lyrics

Features of This Track

smooth vocals
major key tonality
a ballad tempo
a melancholy mood
acoustic instrumentation
a modern Celtic aesthetic
Western Classical Influences
a string orchestra
bowed strings
flute playing
harp playing
piano playing

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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WOW! I thank you AGAIN Miss Hayley!! Peace and Glory from Heaven above.
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Most lovers of music know this song by heart. What's up, Pandora? Got a three-year-o l d editing ?
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Lyrics incorrect.
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kaili.seekam p
wrong lyrics
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Thank you Hayley
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So beautifully performed. Heaven.
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WRONG LYRICS!
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Wrong lyrics, Pandora!
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I love this song...it just makes me want to cry.
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kathietunguy e n 0
I haven't heard this song in a long time, I still remember the lyrics
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juliewolf327
Love is like a rose sweet and beautiful treasure it for it cannot grow without you
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woodsnwater1
Simply beautiful performance of a beautiful favorite!
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I love her voice she was once part of Celtic women like meav,orla Fallon ,max&lynn
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She has such a beautiful voice.
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maeflower816
Wonderful song, wrong lyrics
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Love this song she hits it out of the park love love love it
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I agree can't really read the lyrics good song though!
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What's up with the lyrics? What the heck? Pandora changed them wrong.
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This is amazing!!! Hayley Westenra is awesome.
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346604753
This is just so beautiful! It makes me want to cry.
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w_l_white073 9
Simply beautiful!
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This song is absolutely amazing :)
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ladeebug94
Where love is plentiful, there it will grow... It grows and blossoms like a rose! It bears a sweet and blessed smell, no flower on earth can it excell!! Pure poetry!!!
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I created a Water is Wide channel and cannot believe how many singers have covered this song. All have done it well, but Westenra's version is heavenly.
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I wish there was a "love" button on here for songs like this.
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I am running out of adjective to describe her amazing talent. This is certainly a romantic song that soars high and wide. Love it.
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I love her voice, but the arrangement is too melodramatic for me. I'd rather have a simpler backdrop that lets the purity of her voice stand out more.
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So beautiful. The sad ending brings tears . . .
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nice song and voice...
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I sang this as a duet in middle school competition. . . a l m o s t forgot about that
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I grew up listening to this song - still very beautiful
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tkharmer
Wow...what a gorgeous song! <3

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