Banks of the Ohio


I asked my Dlove to take a Awalk,
To take a A7walk, just a little Dwalk
Down be-D7side where the waters Gflow,
Down by the DbanksA7 of the Ohi- Do.
Then only say Dthat you’ll be Amine,
In no A7other’s arms Dentwined,
Down be- D7side where the waters Gflow,
Down by the DbanksA7 of the Ohi- Do.

 

1. 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.
Then only say that you’ll be mine,
In no other’s arms entwined,
Down beside where the waters flow,
Down by the banks of the Ohio.

2. I held a knife against her breast
As into my arms she pressed.
She cried, My Love, don’t murder me !
I’m not prepared for eternity.
Then only say that you’ll be mine,
In no other’s arms entwined,
Down beside where the waters flow,
Down by the banks of the Ohio.

3. I started home ‘tween twelve and one.
I cried, My God, what have I done ?
I Killed the only woman I loved
Because she would not be my bride.
Then only say that you’ll be mine,
In no other’s arms entwined,
Down beside where the waters flow,
Down by the banks of the Ohio.