(spoken)
I asked my love to take a walk
Just to walk just a little way
As we talked of our future wedding day
And when she said she could never be mine
(sung)
I placed a knife against her breast
As into my arms she pressed
She cried oh please don't murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity

[Chorus:]
Only say that you'll be mine
In no other arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

[ mandolin - banjo ]
I started home tween twelve and one
I cried my God what have I done
I've killed the only one I loved
Because she would not be my bride

Repeat chorus
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Banks Of The Ohio Lyrics

Charley Pride – Banks Of The Ohio Lyrics

Songwriters: J BAIRD, PD TRADITIONAL
Banks Of The Ohio lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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