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Eve Goldberg

The Water Is Wide Part 1

Eve Goldberg kicks off her folk series with a lesson on the beautiful song, "The Water Is Wide". You will learn the basics of this song in part 1, then move on to more difficult techniques in lessons to come.

Taught by Eve Goldberg in Folk Guitar with Eve Goldberg seriesLength: 12:32Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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DickEnglishDickEnglish replied on April 26th, 2017

Suggest downloading lyrics & TABs before demonstrating song. Can you display the chord you are playing - chord changes are very hard to see (unless following on TAB).

david.jez@icloud.com[email protected] replied on March 18th, 2017

Please include lyrics and chords in the same PDF :)

triariustriarius replied on February 3rd, 2016

I'm interested in folk music - not only, but I have a special soft spot for it - but I hope to get as much as possible in standard tuning. (I'm playing quite a lot of instruments, or perhaps playing with them, and I would like to keep one tuning per instrument. Otherwise it's getting too messy.)

triariustriarius replied on February 3rd, 2016

Your voice happens to be very nice.

tonehoundtonehound replied on September 24th, 2015

Just an add on to the 'small' Bm chord: it is nice to use it for a higher sound, so, not really a cheater's chord. Just another voicing for the arsenal

mrbrentmrbrent replied on June 26th, 2014

Isn't the real title of this song O Waly, Waly?

riverrats77riverrats77 replied on April 2nd, 2013

oh my this is a beautiful song. love it

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on November 7th, 2012

Sorry it took a while to get supplemental content up -- you should be able to access the words and chords now.

dupuisbdupuisb replied on August 22nd, 2012

Nice song, but it would sure be nice if the chords and lyrics were included in supplemental content.

tonigreertonigreer replied on August 17th, 2012

very pretty song. looking forward to knowing it.

rkirbyrkirby replied on August 16th, 2012

Lyrics: Water is Wide The water is wide, I cannot get oer Neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat that can carry two And both shall row, my love and I A 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 I leaned my back against an oak Thinking it was a trusty tree But first it bent and then it broke So did my love prove false to me I reached my finger into some soft bush Thinking the fairest flower to find I pricked my finger to the bone And left the fairest flower behind Oh love be handsome and love be kind Gay as a jewel when first it is new But love grows old and waxes cold And fades away like the morning dew Must I go bound while you go free Must I love a man who doesn't love me Must I be born with so little art As to love a man who'll break my heart When cockle shells turn silver bells Then will my love come back to me When roses bloom in winter's gloom Then will my love return to me

raymondorockraymondorock replied on August 12th, 2012

Finally, a series on Folk music! That's a nice easy start. I look forward to progress further with this journey here over the coming weeks and months!

Folk Guitar with Eve Goldberg

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

With Eve Goldberg's history and long-time fascination with Folk music, she shares her knowledge through easy to follow, song-based lessons.



Lesson 1

Introduction to Folk Music

Eve Goldberg is proud to present a brand new series on folk music. In this lesson, she talks about the history of folk, her background with folk, and what to expect in this series moving forward.

Length: 15:02 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Lesson 2

The Water Is Wide Part 1

Eve Goldberg kicks off her folk series with a lesson on the beautiful song, "The Water Is Wide". You will learn the basics of this song in part 1, then move on to more difficult techniques in lessons to...

Length: 12:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

The Water Is Wide Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" in the key of G. This time, she explains a beautiful new fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

The Water Is Wide Part 3

In part 3 of "The Water Is Wide," Eve Goldberg moves the song to the key of D.

Length: 18:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

The Water Is Wide Part 4

Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" by introducing drop D tuning.

Length: 24:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Deep Blue Sea

Eve Goldberg dives into "Deep Blue Sea," a beautiful new song that you may remember from her introduction in lesson one.

Length: 11:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Deep Blue Sea Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "Deep Blue Sea" with a simple fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Deep Blue Sea Part 3

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on the song "Deep Blue Sea" with a more challenging fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 13:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Deep Blue Sea Part 4

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg works on the bare-bones version of the melody in "Deep Blue Sea" before sprucing it up in later lessons.

Length: 20:27 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Deep Blue Sea Part 5

Eve Goldberg continues her mini-series on "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on syncopating the melody to give it more interest.

Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Deep Blue Sea Part 6

Now that you've learned syncopation in "Deep Blue Sea," Eve Goldberg discusses how to fill out the melody even more.

Length: 15:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Deep Blue Sea Part 7

Eve Goldberg continues using "Deep Blue Sea" as an example for developing techniques. This time you'll learn about "pinching," another neat trick that makes your song sound fuller.

Length: 12:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 13

Deep Blue Sea Part 8

Eve Goldberg concludes "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on combining your singing, fingerpicking pattern, and melody into a nice, well-rounded arrangement.

Length: 19:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

Storms On the Ocean: Part 1

Eve Goldberg returns to her Folk Guitar series with a look at a new traditional folk song. Specifically, she's turning her attention to the song Storms On the Ocean as played by the Carter family. In...

Length: 20:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 15

Storms On the Ocean: Part 2

Eve is once again working with the folk song Storms On the Ocean. In lesson 15 you'll be looking at different strumming techniques that can be used to spice up the song.

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

Storms On the Ocean: Part 3

Now that you've got the basic rhythm portions of Storms On the Ocean down, it's time to start adding more. In lesson 16, Eve covers the use of hammer-ons and their timing within this and other songs.

Length: 21:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

Storms On the Ocean: Part 4

In part four of her look at Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses adding melodic content to the song. To get you started, she'll use the vocal melody to help you lay in a basic melody that can be expanded...

Length: 18:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

Storms On the Ocean: Part 5

In the previous lesson, Eve went over a basic melody idea covering the verse of the song. In lesson 18 she's going to expand on that melody and discuss ways of spicing it up!

Length: 19:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

Storms On the Ocean: Part 6

In lesson 19 of her Folk series, Even discusses the chorus section melody to Storms On the Ocean. In this lesson you'll find the basic melody based off of the chords you're playing and start laying a...

Length: 23:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 20

Storms On the Ocean: Part 7

In the previous lesson you went over the bare bones melody for the chorus. Lesson 20 is all about spicing that melody up so that you can add it to the verse melody.

Length: 19:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 21

Storms On the Ocean: Part 8

To wrap up her song study of Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses ways of combining all the elements taught in the previous seven lessons. She demonstrates a couple different ways that you may want to accomplish...

Length: 19:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only

About Eve Goldberg View Full Biography Imagine a kitchen party where Mother Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline show up, and you begin to get a sense of what it feels like inside songwriter Eve Goldberg's head. Never one to restrict herself to one genre of music, Eve has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz in venues ranging from small house concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC since 1990.

Eve was born in the Boston area but has called Toronto, Ontario home since 1981. As a child, she was dragged to folk concerts by the likes of The Weavers, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, the Watersons, and countless others. Eventually it sank in, and as a teenager she began to devour all kinds of contemporary and traditional roots music. She began performing in 1990, and hasn't looked back since. Along the way she's earned the respect of legendary musicians like Peggy Seeger, Geoff Muldaur, and Penny Lang.

Her watercolour voice and solid guitar style has become a favourite at festivals, folk clubs, and concert series across Canada and the US. With an equal passion for traditional music, and for the art of songwriting and interpretation, Eve's performances are intimate and relaxed, moving effortlessly from folk classics to original gems, all wrapped up in her clear, pure voice and dynamic guitar playing. She has released two albums to widespread acclaim -- 1998's "Ever Brightening Day" released on her own Sweet Patootie Music label, and 2003's "Crossing the Water," released by The Borealis Recording Company. Her instrumental tune "Watermelon Sorbet" was used for years as the opening theme to the popular CBC national radio show "Richardson's Roundup."

Her latest album "A Kinder Season" was released in September 2007 on Borealis Records (US Release: Jan 9, 2007). Recorded in the months after her mother's death, the album is a remarkable personal testament to the joy and hope that lurks somewhere beyond the heartache, and the sweetness that can be found even in the bitterest seasons of life. Produced by Ken Whiteley, "A Kinder Season" features twelve new originals that firmly establish Eve as a compelling and thoughtful writer whose songs draw honey from the rock of human experience. As legendary blues musician Geoff Muldaur put it, "As far as I'm concerned, Eve Goldberg is on the verge of riches. Big name folks would want to get hold of this stuff."

In January 2008, Eve released "The Streets of Burma," a song inspired by the peaceful demonstrations of monks and nuns in Burma in September 2007. Since then, Amnesty International Canada has used the song as part of its campaign to free U Gambira, one of the monks arrested following his participation in the protests. Visitors to www.amnesty.ca/streetsofburma/ can listen to a preview of the song, find out more about the situation in Burma, sign an e-postcard to help free U Gambira, and if they want, download the song in exchange for a donation to Amnesty International Canada.

"A pure and pleasing voice and a performance style that know no bounds."
  - Greg Quill, Toronto Star

"...one of the most promising young singers in the Canadian folk scene"
  -  Alistair Brown, Greenman Review

"Wow! Ever Brightening Day is one of the best albums I've heard this year!"
  -  Back Porch Music Distribution

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