Monday, February 07, 2011

Murder-Song Monday: The Banks of the Ohio

You can find lots of old bluegrass versions of this song by the likes of Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, the Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, etc. All I can say is, courtship in "the old South" must have been a touch-and-go affair for the women! I like Joan Baez's version, so she gets the nod.


Glynn said...

Having grown up (and courted) (and married) in the Old South, I can say we liked a little edge to romance.

Anonymous said...

she did sing it well.