Watery World of Woe, by Bryan and Jaime Bolin

Lyrics by Scott Saalman; music by Bryan and Jaime Bolin. Performed at Old Town Hall for a Will Read and Sing For Food benefit show on Nov. 6.

Lyrics:

Water, Water everywhere

It’s so hard to take

I lost my first wife, Lord

When she drowned in Beaver Lake

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Our cruise wasn’t meant to be

You see, my second wife, Lord

She was lost in the deep blue sea

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

All the boil, current and mud

I lost my third wife, Lord

When she was taken by a flood

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Her loofah delivered its wrath

I found my fourth wife, Lord

Floating in the bath

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

It ebbs and it flows

I found my fifth wife, Lord

Strangled with a garden hose

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Summer is so cruel

I lost my sixth wife, Lord

Doing laps in our swimming pool

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Why is it my soul that you save?

I lost my seventh wife, Lord

To the surge of a tidal wave

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Let me rest a spell

I lost my eighth wife, Lord

When she fell in a wishing well

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

Is it a sin to be clean?

I lost my ninth wife, Lord

When she was spun by the washing machine

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

Water, Water everywhere

It’s enough to bring a shiver

I lost my tenth wife, Lord

When she was baptized in the river

Lord Take it easy on me

I think I’ve had enough

 

 

Mr. Tanner cover by Jasmine Ruckriegel and Jon Light

Harry Chapin wrote this great story song. We decided to give it a try during a Will Read and Sing For Food show August 25, 2014. Here are the wonderful voices of Jasmine Ruckriegel and Jon Light, along with Bryan Bolin (the critic). They helped us raise $540 for Community Food Bank. Thank you, Harry.