THE WILD RIPPLING WATER W: Traditional M: Mary Robbins Judy Collins Key: C 3/4 time -6 6 5 -6 6 5 -6 -6 6 5 -4 4 As I was a walk-in and a ram-blin one day, 6 7 -7 8 7 7 7 7 -6 7 I met a fair cou-ple mak-in their way. 6 7 -7 8 7 7 -6 -6 7 7 -6 7 And one was a cow-boy, and a brave one was he. 6 -6 6 5 5 -6 6 5 And the oth-er was a la-dy 5 -6 6 5 -45 4 and a fair one was she. -6 6 5 5 -6 6 5 5 -6 6 5 -45 4 The oth-er was a la-dy and a fair one was she. "Oh where are you going my pretty, fair maid?" "Just down by the River, just down by the shade, Just down by the River, just down by the spring To see the Water gliding and the nightingale sing. To see the Water gliding hear the nightingale sing." They had not been there but an hour or so When out of his satchel came fiddle and bow He played a tune that made the woods ring She said I cant hear the nightingale sing She said I cant hear the nightingale sing He said pretty lady its time to give oer O no pretty cowboy just play one tune more Id rather hear the fiddle or the touch of one string Than to see the water gliding or the nightingale sing Than to see the water gliding hear the nightingale sing She said pretty cowboy will you marry me O no pretty lady that never can be Ive a wife in Arizona and a lady is she One wife and a cow ranch is aplenty for me One wife and a cow ranch is aplenty for me Well Im going out to Mexico Ill stay bout a year Ill drink red wine, Ill drink lots of beer If I ever return it will be in the spring To see the water gliding and the nightingasle sing To see the water gliding hear the nightingale sing.