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

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


The angels took my darlin'
God needed the one I love
I reached the old Kentucky shore too late
I'll make my plans and meet her up above

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