The Banks of the Ohio by She's Folks





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Published on Jun 27, 2016

Of all the old timey tunes we've come to know and love, the 19th century murder ballad "The Banks of the Ohio" holds a singular place in our hearts. It all started June 23, 2006, the night before Betsy's weddin'...

I asked my love to take a walk
Only for a little way
And as we walked
We had a talk
Of our approaching wedding day

Now only say that you'll be mine
And our home so happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio

I held a knife against her breast
As gently in my arms she pressed
And she said Oh Willy don't you murder me
For I am unprepared to die

I took her by her lily white hand
And dragged her down that bank of sand
There I throwed her in where she would drown
And I watched as she floated down

Was walkin' home tween twelve and one
Thinking of what I had done
I killed a girl my love you see
Cuz she would not marry me

Oh Willy boy what have you done
That fateful day I tried to run
You loved me so
This much I know
On the Banks of the Ohio

And he said:
I asked my love to take a walk
Only for a little way
Down beside where the waters flow
On the Banks of the Ohio

Huge thanks to a very talented and generous team for pulling this together!
Cast: Elizabeth Morgan, Tyler Thompson, Khaki Pixley
Director: Steve Greist
Story: Elizabeth Morgan
Concept: Elizabeth Morgan and Steve Greist
Director of Photography: Ben McBurnett
Editor: Steve Greist
Music: Tyler Thompson and Alex Newkirk
Additional Lyrics: Elizabeth Morgan
Makeup and Hair: Khaki Pixley
Special thanks to Tyler Core, Will Morgan, Tim Frank, and The Foxhole Chicago

Like what you see? We're performing this number and many others at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, August 25 & 26! Tickets: http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Even... or http://www.shesfolks.com/performances/
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