Banks of the Ohio Song Lyrics

Dolly Parton

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I went into his prison cell
To write his story, if he'd tell
He spoke as tears, fell from his eyes
And he told me when, and how and why
And he said

I asked my love to take a walk
Just to walk, a little ways
And as we walked, then we could talk
About our future wedding day

But when she said, she could never be mine
I held a knife against his breast
As into my arms she pressed
He cried "my love, don't you murder me

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Blue Smoke
  • 2 Unlikely Angel
  • 3 Don’t Think Twice
  • 4 You Can’t Make Old Friends
  • 5 Home
  • 6 Banks of the Ohio
  • 7 Lay Your Hands on Me
  • 8 Miss You - Miss Me
  • 9 If I Had Wings
  • 10 Lover du Jour
  • 11 From Here to the Moon and Back
  • 12 Try


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Dolly Parton
    album: Track 6 in album Blue Smoke
    release date: 2014-1-31
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:49

    Album Information

    label: Masterworks
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 0888430306820
    script: Latin