Johnny Cash Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Banks Of The Ohio Lyrics

from Cash Unearthed (Box Set)

Johnny Cash - lyrics Cash Unearthed (Box Set) Other Album Songs
"Banks Of The Ohio" is track #6 on the album Cash Unearthed (Box Set). It was written by Baez, Joan.
Edit
"Banks Of The Ohio" is track #6 on the album Cash Unearthed (Box Set). It was written by Baez, Joan.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Banks Of The Ohio Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

I asked my love to take a walk
Take a walk just a little ways
And as we walked, along we talk
All would be our wedding day

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 asked her if she'd marry me
And my wife forever be
She only turned her head away
And had no other words to say

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
She cried "Oh Willy, don't murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity"

I took her by her golden curls
And drug her down to the river side
And there I threw her into drown
And I watched her as she floated down

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

And going home between twelve and one
I cried "Oh Lord, what have I've done?"
I've killed the only girl I love
Because she would not marry me

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

Songwriters
BAEZ, JOAN

Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Listen to Johnny Cash Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News