amerik. Mörder-Ballade (19. Jahrh.) – Text und Melodie: anonym, bearbeitet von Mjchael
- Verse 1
- I asked my G love to take a D walk
- Just to D7 walk a little G way
- As we walked along we C talked
- All about G our D wedding G day
- And only G say that you'll be D mine
- And our D7 home will happy G be
- Down beside where the waters C flow
- Down on the G banks of the D Ohio G
- Verse 2
- I took her G by her lily white D hand
- Led her D7 down where the waters G stand
- There I pushed her in to C drown
- And watched G as she D floated G down
- Verse 3
- I started G home tween twelve and D one
- I cried, "My D7 God, what have I G done."
- I murdered the only woman I C loved
- Because she G would not D marry G me.
- Verse 4
- The very next G morning about half-past D four
- the sheriff came knocking on my G door
- He said, "Young man, come with me and C go
- Down to the G banks of the D Ohio. G "
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