On the Banks of the Ohio

from by Jake Wasson

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I asked my love to take a walk
Just a walk a little way
And as we walked along we talked
Of when would be our wedding day

And Only say that you'll be mine
In our home we'll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio

I asked her if she'd marry me
And my wife forever be
She only turned her head away
And had no other words to say

I drove a knife into her breast
And told her she was going to rest
She cried, "Oh Willie, don't you murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity"

I took her by her golden curls
And dragged her down to the riverside
There I threw her in to drown
And I watched her as she floated down

Was walking home between twelve and one
I cried "Oh lord, what have I done?
I killed the only girl I loved
Because she would not marry me"


from Corolla, released May 27, 2014



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Jake Wasson West Warwick, Rhode Island

I'm a wayfaring troubadour and longtime busker, currently based in Rhode Island. Folk and blues are at the heart of what I do, but I like to get weird. Enjoy!

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