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					     BANKS OF THE OHIO                              BANKS OF THE OHIO

1.   I asked my love to take a walk,           1.   I asked my love to take a walk,
     To take a walk, just a little walk,            To take a walk, just a little walk,
     Down beside where the waters flow,             Down beside where the waters flow,
     Down by the banks of the Ohio.                 Down by the banks of the Ohio.

R.   And only say that you´ll be mine          R.   And only say that you´ll be mine
     In no other´s arms entwine,                    In no other´s arms entwine,
     Down beside where the waters flow,             Down beside where the waters flow,
     Down by the banks of the Ohio.                 Down by the banks of the Ohio.

2.   I held a knife against her breast         2.   I held a knife against her breast
     As into my arms she pressed,                   As into my arms she pressed,
     She cried:“Oh, Willie, don´t murder me,        She cried:“Oh, Willie, don´t murder me,
     I´m not prepared for eternity.“                I´m not prepared for eternity.“

3.   I started home ´tween twelve and one,     3.   I started home ´tween twelve and one,
     I cried:“My God! What have I done?             I cried:“My God! What have I done?
     I killed the only woman I loved,               I killed the only woman I loved,
     Because she would not be my bride.“            Because she would not be my bride.“




                                                    BANKS OF THE OHIO
     BANKS OF THE OHIO
                                               1.   I asked my love to take a walk,
1.   I asked my love to take a walk,                To take a walk, just a little walk,
     To take a walk, just a little walk,            Down beside where the waters flow,
     Down beside where the waters flow,             Down by the banks of the Ohio.
     Down by the banks of the Ohio.
                                               R.   And only say that you´ll be mine
R.   And only say that you´ll be mine               In no other´s arms entwine,
     In no other´s arms entwine,                    Down beside where the waters flow,
     Down beside where the waters flow,             Down by the banks of the Ohio.
     Down by the banks of the Ohio.
                                               2.   I held a knife against her breast
2.   I held a knife against her breast              As into my arms she pressed,
     As into my arms she pressed,                   She cried:“Oh, Willie, don´t murder me,
     She cried:“Oh, Willie, don´t murder me,        I´m not prepared for eternity.“
     I´m not prepared for eternity.“
                                               3.   I started home ´tween twelve and one,
3.   I started home ´tween twelve and one,          I cried:“My God! What have I done?
     I cried:“My God! What have I done?             I killed the only woman I loved,
     I killed the only woman I loved,               Because she would not be my bride.“
     Because she would not be my bride.“

				
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