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Johnny Cash – Banks Of The Ohio lyrics

I asked my love to take a walk
Just a little ways with me
And as we walked and we would talk
All about our weddingday

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And only say that you'll be mine
In no others arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio

I asked her if she'd marry me
And my wife forever be
She only turned her head away
And had no other words to say

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I plunged a knife into her breast
And told her she was going to rest
She cried "Oh Willy, don't murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity. "

I took her by her golden curls
I drug her down to the river-side
An I there threw her into drown
And I watched her as she floated down

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And going home between twelve and one
I cried "Lord, what have I've done?"
I've killed the girl I love
Because she would not marry me

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