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I asked my [C]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 And only say that you'll be mine In no other's arms entwine Down beside where the waters flow Down by the banks of the Ohio I held a knife against her brest As into my arms she pressed She cried, "Oh, Willie, don't murder me, I'm not prepared for eternity" And only say that you'll be mine ... I started home 'tween twelve and one I cried, "My God! what have I done ? Killed the only woman I loved Because she would not be my bride" And only say that you'll be mine ...