The Water Is Wide
Artist & Tune
About the Song
All but the last verse of this song is traditional. In 1982 Pete Seeger wrote a new final verse which appears in Rise Up Singing and also in his autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone.
The seagulls wheel, they turn and dive,
The mountain stands beside the sea.
This world we know turns round and round
And all for them - and you and me.
(c) 1993 by Sanga Music Inc.
There have been hundreds of recordings of this beautiful love song. Our favorite is the one of Pete singing at Sanders Theater in Cambridge MA in 1980 - because you can hear many voices joining with his.