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This was sung by Joan Baez with the Dead on 31 December 1981. Garcia sang this is pre-Dead days with the Hart Valley Drifters (10 November 1962). His version was essentially the same as Joan Baez's
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I asked my love to take a walk
To take a walk, just a little walk
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

And only say that you'll be mine
And in no other's arms entwined
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

I held a knife against his breast
As into my arms he pressed
He cried, "My love, don't you murder me
I'm not prepared for eternity"

I started home 'tween twelve and one
I cried, "My God, what have I done?
I've killed the only man I love
He would not take me for his bride"

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    I asked my love to take a walk
    To take a walk, just a little walk
    Down beside where the waters flow
    Down by the banks of the Ohio

    And only say that you'll be mine
    And in no other's arms entwined
    Down beside where the waters flow
    Down by the banks of the Ohio

    I held a knife against his breast
    As into my arms he pressed
    He cried, "My love, don't you murder me
    I'm not prepared for eternity"

    I started home 'tween twelve and one
    I cried, "My God, what have I done?
    I've killed the only man I love
    He would not take me for his bride"

    This was sung by Joan Baez with the Dead on 31 December 1981. Garcia sang this is pre-Dead days with the Hart Valley Drifters (10 November 1962). His version was essentially the same as Joan Baez's