The Water of Tyne [original setting]

  • for high voice and piano

  • Duration 3'

Words

traditional English

commissioned by Lyn Parkyns, soprano, 1996

Please note, this is a song with original music by Paul Ayres, which uses the words from the folksong. If you're looking for an arrangement of the folk tune, then please click here.

Text

I cannot get to my love if I would dee
The water of Tyne runs between him and me
And here I must stand with a tear in my e'e
Both sighing and sickly my sweetheart to see

O where is the boatman, my bonny hinny
O where is the boatman, bring him to me
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey
And I will remember the boatman and thee

Oh bring me a boatman, I'll give any money
And you for your trouble rewarded shall be
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey
Or scull him across that rough river to me

Categories

vocal - solo voice with piano.