DOWN ON THE BANKS OF THE O-HI-O

Latest update on 25/04/2010

Artist: Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1927

On a 1847 poster announcing a Minstrel Show in Philadelphia, The Nightingale Serenaders promise to bring De Banks Ob De Ohio. Louis Lindsay surely sang it in the 1860s.

Covers:

1927:

Grayson & Whitter [as I'll Never Be Yours]

1928:

Ernest V. Stoneman [Stoneman Family elder]

1928:

Andrew Jenkins & Carson Robison [as On The Banks Of The Omaha]

1935:

Callahan Brothers

1936:

Monroe Brothers

1936:

Blue Sky Boys

1956:

Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling

1959:

Ruby Vass [Lomax recording on Southern Journey series]

1971:

Charley Pride

1971:

Olivia Newton-John

1985:

Blood On The Saddle

1999:

Snakefarm [with Anna Domino]

2003:

Elliott Murphy

Could be a symbolic song for every black reaching the Ohio side of the Ohio River, for he just left the slave states behind. Still, mostly sung among whites. See also: O-Hi-O.

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