The Banks Of The Ohio

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash and Anita Carter:
I asked my love to take a walk
Just to walk a little ways
And as we walked along we talked
Of when would be our wedding day

Carter Sisters:
And only say that you'll be mine
(Johnny: and only say that’s you’ll be mine)
In no others arms entwine
(in no others arms entwine)
Down beside where the waters flow
(Down beside where the waters flow)
Down by the banks of the Ohio
(Down by the banks of the Ohio)

Johnny:
I plunged a knife into her breast
And I told her she was going to rest
Cried, Carter Sisters: Sweet Willy, don't murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity

Carter Sisters:
And only say that you'll be mine
(and only say that’s you’ll be mine)
In no others arms entwine
(in no others arms entwine)
Down beside where the waters flow
(Down beside where the waters flow)
Down by the banks of the Ohio
(Down by the banks of the Ohio)

Johnny:
I took her by her golden curls
I drug her down to the riverside
And there I threw her into drown
And I watched her as she floated down

Carter Sisters:
And only say that you'll be mine
(and only say that’s you’ll be mine)
In no others arms entwine
(in no others arms entwine)
Down beside where the waters flow
(Down beside where the waters flow)
Down by the banks of the Ohio
(Down by the banks of the Ohio)


Carter Sisters: He’s going home between twelve and one
Crying "Lord, what have I done?"
Johnny: Oh, Lord, I've murdered the only girl I ever did love
Because she would not be my bride

Carter Sisters:
And only say that you'll be mine
( Johnny: and only say that’s you’ll be mine)
In no others arms entwine
(in no others arms entwine)
Down beside where the waters flow (Down beside where the waters flow)
Down by the banks of the Ohio
(Down by the banks of the Ohio)

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