banks of ohio lyrics – joan baez

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 old ohio.

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 old ohio.

i held a knife against her brest
as ino my arms she pressed,
she cried, “oh, willie, don`t murder me,
i`m not prepeared for eternity.”

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 old ohio

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.”

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 old ohio.

/ joan baez lyrics