THE CARTER FAMILY THE BANKS OF THE OHIO LYRICS
The banks of the Ohio
I asked my love to take a walk
Just to walk a little away
And as we walked along we talk
Of when would be our weddingday
And only say that you'll be mine
In no others arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio
I plunged a knife into her breast
And told her she was going to rest
Crying "sweet Willy, don't murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity."
I took her by her golden curls
I drug her down to the river-side
And there I threw her into drown
And I watched her as she floated down
He's going home b'tween twelve and one
Crying "Lord, what have I've done?"
Oh Lord I've murdered the only girl I ever did love
Because she would not be my bride
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