On The Old Kentucky Shore

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I walked out to the graveyard
Down by the Church of God
I looked upon the one I love
That would soon be covered with sod

   Up along the Ohio River
   Over on the old Kentucky shore
   Once dwelled a fair young maiden
   Now there’s a crepe upon her door

The angels took my darling
God needed the one I loved
I reached the old Kentucky shore today
I’ll make my plans and meet her up above

The last words that my darling said
Was tell the one I love goodbye
I would like to see him before I go
But I’ll meet him in the sky