"Banks of the Ohio" as written by Pd Traditional and J Baird....
I asked my love to take a walk
To take a walk, just a little walk
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

And only say that you'll be mine
In no others' arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

I asked her if she'd marry me
And my wife forever be
She only turned her head away
And had no other words to say

I held a knife against his breast
As into my arms he pressed
He cried "my love, don't you murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity"

I took her by her lilywhite hands
I drug her down to the golden sands
An I there threw her into drown
And I watched her as she floated down
I wandered home 'tween twelve and one
I cried, "My God, what have I done?"
I've killed the only man I love
He would not take me for his bride

And only say that you'll be mine
In no others' arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

well the very next morn
bout half past four
sheriff's men knocked at my door
saying now young man
time to go down to the banks of the ohio


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"Banks of the Ohio" as written by Joan Baez

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