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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'...
LYRICS: 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