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Basics of Bluegrass Banjo
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basics of bluegrass banjo

Banks of the Ohio

Traditional – Verse and Chorus share the same melody

I asked my love, to take a walk,
To take a walk, a little way.
And as we walked, then we would talk,
All about, our wedding day.

(Chorus): Darling say, that you’ll be mine,
And in no other’s, arms entwine.
Down beside, where the waters flow,
By the banks, of the Ohio.

I took her by, her pretty white hand,
I led her down, the banks of sand.
I plunged her in, where she would drown,
And watched her as, she floated down.
(Chorus)

Returning home between twelve and one,
Thinking lord, what a deed I’ve done.
I’d killed the girl I love, you see,
Because she would, not marry me.
(Chorus)

The very next day, about half past four,
The sheriff walked, right to my door.
He says, “Young man, don’t try to run,
You’ll pay for this, awful crime you’ve done.”
(Chorus)

Basics of Bluegrass Banjo

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