The Banks Of The Ohio lyrics and guitar chords
Folk Song- recorded by The Wolfe Tones and by Olivia Newton John. The ukulele chords are included for the version in G.Also recorded by Irish country singer Susan McCann and by Three Pickers and Alison Krauss. It's part of the Irish Country Music Lyrics section. I have given tree different versions of the chords including the chords used by Olivia Newton John covered it in 1971, and Three Pickers and Alison Krauss . Many other singers also recorded this song including Joan Baez and Bill Munroe And Doc Watson. The strumming pattern is in the Medley Of Country Songs On Guitar .
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