A prog folk song, sort of. Slightly sinister in melody

If you go down to the river today
To meet a friend or a lover
You'd better watch your tongue
and keep your secrets guarded

For eavesdropping amongst the reeds
The water boatman sits

hes's been seen on the shoulder of kings
listening in
A fly on the wall
In a river of conversations

where power and intrigue writhe and seethe
the water boatman flits
I started reading this with that song about the Teddy Bears' Picnic going through my mind - similar first line.
I like it: it's nicely crafted and a sinister narrative is always a winner. You have a good choice of words and imagery.
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