The Banks Of The Ohio lyrics and guitar chords
Folk Song- recorded by The Wolfe Tones and by Olivia Newton John. Also recorded by Irish country singer Susan McCann and by Three Pickers and Alison Krauss. I have given tree different versions of the chords including the chords used by Olivia Newton John andThree Pickers and Alison Krauss . Many other singers also recorded this song including Joan Baez and Bill Munroe And Doc Watson
I[G] asked my love to take a[D7] walk,
To take a walk, just a little[G] walk
Down beside where the waters[C] flow
Down by the[G] banks, of the[D7] Ohi[G]o
Then only say that you'll be mine
And in no other arms entwine.
Down beside, where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio.
I held a knife against her breast
As gently in my arms she pressed,
Crying "Willie, Oh Willie! Don't murder me
For I'm unprepared for eternity!"
I took her by her lily white hand
And led her down where the waters stand;
I picked her up and pitched her in
And watched her as she floated down.
I started home between twelve and one
Cryin' "Oh my God! What have I done?
I've murdered the only woman I love
Because she would not be my bride.
Olivia Newton John Version Of Chords In The Key Of C Major
I[C] asked my love to take a[G] walk,
To take a walk, just a little[C] walk
Down beside where the waters[F] flow
Down by the[C] banks, [G]of the Ohi[C]o
Then [C]only say that you'll be [G]mine
And in no other arms en[C]twine.
Down beside, where the waters [F]flow
Down by the [C]banks [G]of the Ohi[C]o.
Three Pickers and Alison Krauss version
Intro. chords B E A E B E
I[E] asked my love to take a[B] walk,
Just a little ways with [E]me
As we walked then we would [A]talk
All a[E]bout our wedding day