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Irish Music – The Banks Of The Ohio lyrics

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

[Chorus:]
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 her breast
As into my arms she pressed
She cried "Oh Willie, don't murder me
For I am unprepared for eternity"

[Chorus:]

I started home tween twelve and one
I cried "My God! What have I done?"
Killed the only woman I loved
Because she would not be my bride

[Chorus:]
Down by the banks of the Ohio



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/i/irish_music/the_banks_of_the_ohio.html

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