Hehe... back on topic for the digital single The Water is Wide the song is now listed at here at 7digital.com for preorder at 77 pence and there is a sample you can play.
It is listed as a digital track not a digital single (which would bundle more than one track). I imagine that it's simply the album track, made available two weeks early for the fans - and to get airplay. Release date is stated as 27 March.
With the imminent release of the single, and it's inclusion in the new Odyssey CD, I thought I would post the lyrics for this lovely song, It is my favorite Hayley song and I can not wait to hear her sing it live, I wonder if she will sing it at Wembley?
The water is wide, I can't cross over and neither I have wings to fly give me a boat that can carry two and both shall row - my love and I
Now love is gentle, and love is kind the sweetest flower when first it's new but love grows old, and waxes cold and fades away like morning dew
There is a ship, she sails the sea she's loaded deep as deep can be but not as deep as the love I'm in I know not how I sink or swim
The water is wide, I can't cross over and neither I have wings to fly give me a boat that can carry two and both shall row - my love and I and both shall row - my love and I
It is my favorite Hayley song and I can not wait to hear her sing it live, I wonder if she will sing it at Wembley?
Steve, She did her first public performance on that song when she was performing in Melbourne, Florida a week ago. I think she will definitely be singing that song live from then on... and she did pull it really well, as always.
OK you promo CD people, I know, I know! But I may be the first to officially *buy* it, LOL!
I downloaded the new UK digital single (it's just one track) just after midnight BST from the 7 Digital Hayley page and it's absolutely gorgeous!
The lyrics have several changes from those listed by Steve and Steve above!
UK people (and *possibly* overseas people - you'll have to try it) can get this track from 7 Digital as above with no hassle and no need to download any I -Tunes style software. Credit card is needed to register and pay. 77 pence. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes. Their website confirms that their downloads are registered with the Official charts and they are listed/linked on the BBC's charts page.
It's excellent quality at 192 kbps, you can download it three times from different PCs, make 10 copies to CD, another 10 to portable players and another 10 to something else i don't recognise.
Here are the lyrics There is some ambiguity in line 1 of verse 2 marked # .. Hayley's diction seems to be perfectly clear but even so, "There" could really be "Their" (unlikely) and "oh" could be "o" or "o'er"
There are over 200 recordings of this song listed at Allmusic.com and there seem to be just as many different versions of the lyrics! Here we go:
The water is wide, I can not get over And neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat that'll carry two And both shall row... my love and I.
There love is planted, oh there it grows, # It grows and blossoms like a rose; It has a sweet and pleasant smell, No flower on earth can it excel.
key change + & tempo +
The ship there is and she sails the sea She's loaded 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 charmed, oh love is kind The sweetest flower when first it's new But love grows old and waxes cold And fades away like morning dew.
Dave, I did the download Sunday nite, curious to see the pence to dollars conversion.( its not posted as of Tuesday). Anyone else, you may need the codec in WMP10 to open the file, I don't like WMP10, but you can roll it back after the upgrade and the codecs stay in WMP9..........TimJ
I have downloaded Hayley's digital single from Woolworths on-line site, cost 59pence. They also have "Do you hear what I hear", the version with Haley and The Choirboys,for those who do not want the whole Choirboys album.
I am attending Haley&Il divo concert at Wembley on 12th April, Block N13. Any plans for HWI members to meet up before the show?
I will be there on 12th. I don't yet know what time I will be arriving but I will certainly look out for you and, if I am to get there early, I will let you know. Somehow, I don't think it will be limited to just the two of us!