Thursday, December 11, 2008

Banks of the Ohio....

Sing-along-a-Lynda...
(Note gender substitution...)

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 Ohio.
 


And only say that you'll be mine,

In no other arms entwine, 

Down beside where the waters flow,

Down by the banks of the Ohio.



I held a knife against his breast,

As into my arms he pressed.

He cried, "My love, don't you murder me; 

I’m not prepared for eternity!”



And only say that you'll be mine,

In no other arms entwine,

Down beside where the waters flow, 

Down by the banks of the Ohio.



I started home 'twixt twelve and one.

I cried, "My God! What have I done?

Killed the only man I loved, 

He would not take me for his bride.”


And only say that you'll be mine, 

In no other arms entwine,
Down beside where the waters flow, 

Down by the banks of the Ohio.


1 comment:

St. Anley said...

Great choice, Lynda.
What key?
Please avoid Paul and Berry's customary E-flat. That's all the inaccesible black notes on the keyboard/squeezebox. Even guitarists have difficulty with that unless they totally retune, or put a capo at the dusty end of the instrument.
I look forward to this.
Remember: BREATHE!