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The Banks of the Ohio Lyrics

from The Three Pickers

"The Banks of the Ohio" is track #12 on the album The Three Pickers. It was written by Baez, Joan.
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I asked my love to take a walk,
Just a little way's with me.
An' as we walked,
Then we would talk
All about our wedding day.

[Chorus]
"Darlin', say that you'll be mine;
In our home we'll happy be,
Down beside where the waters flow,
On the banks of the Ohio."

I took her by her pretty white hand,
I led her down the banks of sand,
I plunged her in
Where she would drown,
An' watched her as she floated down.

[Chorus]

Returnin' home between twelve and one,
Thinkin', Lord, what a deed I've done;
I'd 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;
He says, "Young man,
Don't try to run.
You'll pay for this awful crime you've don."

[Chorus]

Songwriters
BAEZ, JOAN

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

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