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The Water Is Wide

Features of This Track

new age aesthetics
folk influences
an overall meditative sound
acoustic sonority
use of a string ensemble
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings
an instrumental arrangement

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You raise me up. I guess I know where they ripped it off from.
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listen to how great thou are in a Mormon hymn book it is the same that is why it brings me to peace
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,I've loved this song for a long time! Any version is fine with me!
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ay.peridot
Very peaceful :3
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Lm
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rpruitt661
I've heard the melody sung with the words of Lord, Plant My Feet On Higher Ground, which is a religions song.
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The song The Water Is Wide is absolutely beautiful!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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doke1899
The Kingston Trio introduced it to me first. What a great song. !
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schmidthome1
If you know this is a classic folk melody paired with many beautiful texts over hundreds of years, thank a music teacher!
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Isn't this "part of your world"? I might be wrong :)
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This song is also played in the movie THÉ RIVER WILD.
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Awesome
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I recently sang that song in my high school choir, I really like the cello version, cello is one of the instruments I play.
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Thank you to Claire-m for that research. I came here to see if anybody commented on that, and indeed I learned more than I came with!

My high school has sung it as The Gift of Love, but not while I was there. It was on one of the CDs. One of my favorite songs on that CD too.
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claire-m
This sounds so familiar, and for good reason I discover at Wikipedia. It's a melody of uncertain origins - Scottish or English - dating back to the 1600's. The oldest titles include O Waly, Waly,The Water is Wide, and Child Ballad. 21st Century titles include When I Surveyed The Wondrous Cross, When God Almighty Came to Earth, and The Gift of Love.
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In our catholic church we sing One bread, one body to this music..love it
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will.howery
who wrote this song
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d_m_monroe
Love this song! I sang this song with my choir in college and it was called the gift of love!!!

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