Down on the Banks of the Ohio
By: traditional
Written by: traditional

This Version:
  • Down on the Banks of the Ohio
 
Lyrics:
(From August 8 2002 version)

I asked my love to take a walk, just a little ways away
As we walked along, we talked all about our wedding day
Darling, say that you'll be mine and in our home we'll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow, down on the banks of the Ohio

I took her by her lily white hand, led her down and I made her stand
Pushed her in where she would drown, watched her as she floated down
Darling, say that you'll be mine, in our home we'll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow, down on the banks of the Ohio

Returning home between 12 and 1, thinking "Lord, what a deed I have done!"
Killed the girl I loved, you see, 'cause she would not marry me
Darling, say that you'll be mine and in our home we'll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow, down on the banks of the Ohio
Down on the banks of the Ohio
 
Live:

Played live 6 times:
Earliest known live version: April 25, 2001
Latest known live version: August 26, 2002