Banks Of The Ohio (G 4/4)

I asked my love to take a walk
Just a little ways with me
And as we walked and we would talk
All about our wedding day

- Darling say that you'll be - mine
- In our home we'll happy - be
- Down beside where the waters - flow
- On the - banks - of the Ohi-o

I took her by her pretty white hand
I led her down that bank of sand
I pushed her in where she would drown
Lord, I saw her as she floated down

Returning home about twelve or one
Thinking "Lord, what a deed I've done?"
I killed the girl I love, you see
Because she would not marry me

The very next day at half past four
The sheriff walked right to my door
And he says "Young man, don't you try to run
You'll pay for this awful crime you've done"
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