"The Water Is Wide" - The History Of A "Folk Song"
The "Water is Wide" is among of the best and the most popular songs of the Folk Revival era. It has been recorded by countless artists and is usually regarded as an "old Folk song" But in fact it has a complicated, very interesting and surprising history. I have now tried to reconstruct the story behind this song. The text is a little bit too long for this blog and I've posted it on my website: