Banks of the Ohio
Traditional - Townes Van Zandt, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
transp. > B

I asked my(C)love to take a (G7)walk
To take a walk, just a little (C)walk
Down beside where the waters (F)flow
Down by the (C)banks (G7)of the Ohi(C)o

And only say that you’ll be mine
In no others arm 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
Willie, oh, Willie, don’t murder me
I’m not prepared for eternity

I started home twixt 12 and 1
Crying: My god what have I done!
Killed the only woman I love
Because she would not be my bride