The Water is Wide is a Scottish folksong also called O Waly Waly. It depicts the challenges of love. “Love is handsome, love is kind” during the novel honeymoon phase of any relationship. However, as time progresses, “love grows old, and waxes cold.” Even true love, the lyrics say, can “fade away like morning dew.”
O la folle entreprise du Pince de Conde by Christofle de Bordeaux and De Wilhelmus otherwise know as the Prince’s March (Trad. 16thCentury) are both predecessors of the current Dutch National Anthem.