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BANKS OF THE OHIO (Traditional Folk Song) recorded by : Asylum Street Spank; Joan Baez (late 60's); Richard Bennett; Bryan Bowers; Dix Bruce; Carter Family; Phil Coulter; Erik Darling; Faith & Disease; Funkhouse; Greenbriar Boys; Dave Guard; Kathy Kallick; James Last; Bill & Charlie Monroe (1936); Mountain Cowboys; Olivia Newton-John; Mark O'Connor; Tony Rice; Jon Sholle; Snakefarm; Jimmie Tarlton; Vipers Skiffle Group; Doc & Merle Watson (1970); Harry & Jeanie West; Clarence White. 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 And only say that you'll be mine In no others' arms entwine Down beside where the waters flow Down by the banks of the Ohio I held a knife against his breast As into my arms he pressed He cried "my love, don't you murder me I'm not prepared for eternity" I wandered home 'tween twelve and one I cried, "My God, what have I done?" I've killed the only man I love He would not take me for his bride And only say that you'll be mine In no others' arms entwine Down beside where the waters flow Down by the banks of the Ohio

    


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