Olivia Newton-John Collection
Foreign Lyrics 2

Date of last update: 27. Dezember 2011

Banks of the Ohio

Unten am Fluß, der Ohio heißt
(German version)

Du hast gesagt "mein Herz ist Dein"
und ich schrieb es in mein Herz ein,
wie ein Pfeil, der den Weg mir weist
unten am Fluss, der Ohio heisst.

Der Sommer kam, er blieb bei mir
und der Mond sang vor unsrer Tür,
sang ein Lied, das die Nacht zerreisst,
unten am Fluss, der Ohio heisst.

Der Sommer gab dem Herbst die Hand,
als ich ihn in fremden Armen fand.
Was dann kam, hab' ich nicht gewollt
mein Herz zerbrach und ich griff zum Colt.

Er hat gesagt "mein Herz ist Dein"
und ich schrieb es in mein Herz ein
er ist tot, ich werde nie mehr froh,
leb wohl mein Fluß, oh mein Ohio.

Ich wanderte durch diese Welt,
schlief bei Nacht unter dem Sternenzelt,
denn mein Herz ist schon lang verwaist
unten am Fluss, der Ohio heisst.

Die Story hier ist lange her
außer mir weiß sie keiner mehr,
nur ein Lied, das die Nacht zerreisst,
unten am Fluss, der Ohio heisst,
unten am Fluss, der Ohio heisst.
















Down by the river, which is called Ohio.
(English translation of the German version)

You have told me "My heart is yours"
and I wrote it into my heart,
like a pointer which shows me the way
down by the river which is called Ohio.

Summer came, he stayed with me,
and the moon sang in front of our door ,
sang a song which tears the night,
down by the river which is called Ohio.

Summer changed into autumn,
when I found him in other arms
I did not want what happened then,
my heart broke and I took a colt .

He has told me "My heart is yours"
and I wrote it into my heart,
He is dead, I will never be happy again,
farewell my river, oh my Ohio.

I wandered through the world ,
slept under the stars at night,
because my heart is already deserted for a long time,
down by the river, which is called Ohio.

This story happened long ago,
nobody but me knows about it ,
only a song which tears the night,
down by the river, which is called Ohio,
down by the river, which is called Ohio.


Banks of the Ohio
(Original version)

I asked my love to take a walk
to take a walk just a little walk
down the side where the waters flow
down by the banks of the Ohio.

And only say that you're be mine
in no others' arms entwine,
down the side 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".

And only say that you're be mine
in no others' arms entwine,
down the side where the waters flow,
down by the banks of the Ohio.

I wandered home 'tween twelve and one
I cried "My god, what have I done".
I killed the only man I loved,
he would not take me for his bride.

And only say that you're be mine
in no others' arms entwine,
down the side where the waters flow,
down by the banks of the Ohio
down by the banks of the Ohio