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Banks of the Ohio I asked my love to go with me, Just to walk a little way. And as we walked, 'twas then we talked Of our approaching wedding day. cho: Then only say that you'll be mine And in no other arms entwine. Down beside, where the waters flow Down by the banks of the Ohio. I held a knife against her breast As gently in my arms she pressed, Crying "Willie, Oh Willie! Don't murder me For I'm unprepared for eternity!" cho: I took her by her lily white hand And led her down where the waters stand; I picked her up and pitched her in And watched her as she floated down. cho: I started home 'twixt twelve and one Cryin' "Oh my God! What have I done? I've murdered the only woman I love Because she would not be my bride. cho: DT #628 Laws F5 RG
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