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Banks of the Ohio

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.

Ref.: 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.

2) 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".

3) 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.