Banks of the Ohio

by Olivia Newton-John

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

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And only say that you’ll be mine
In no other’s arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio


I held a knife against his breath
As into my arms she pressed
She cried “my love, don’t you murder me”
I’m not prepared for eternity

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I wandered home tween twelve and one
I cried “My God, what have I done”
I’ve killed the only woman I loved
She would not take me for his bride

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Version Country Sisters