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  1. The Water Is Wide

From the recording TIBET Land of My Tears

Billie Woods: Celtic Harp, Vocals
Deborah Schmidt: Classical Guitar, Vocals
Chris Gage: Guitar
There are so many beautiful and spectacular lakes in Tibet. The two most prominent lakes are Yamdrok Lake, the wish fulfilling lake, and Lake Namtso, the lake of the oracle. Both of these lakes are highly sacred and auspicious sites to Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.
Lake Namtso is the highest salt water lake in the world. Many pilgrims to this holy lake experience life altering events. This was true for at least one in our group after receiving a blessing from the resident monk, the care taker for the small shrine built around a cave up the hill from the lake. After receiving the blessing, he experienced visions of gold emanating from his heart out into the universe, along with feelings of deep love and compassion for all beings everywhere. Life altering indeed.
 

Lyrics

The water is wide
I cannot cross over
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
I thought it was
A trusty tree
But first it swayed
And then it broke
And so my false love
Did unto me
 
A ship there is
And she sails the seas
She’s laden deep
As deep can be
But not so deep 
As the love I’m in
I know not if   
I sink or swim  
 
Oh love is handsome 
And love is kind
And love’s a jewel 
When first it is new
But love grows old
And waxes cold
And fades away
Like morning dew
 
The water is wide
I cannot cross over
And neither have I
Wings to fly
Build me a boat
That can carry two
And both shall row
My love and I