“Ohio River, She's So Deep and Wide”


"Ohio River, she's so deep and wide, Lord, I can't see my poor gal from the other side." "I'm going to river, take my seat and sit down, If the blues overtake me, I'll jump into the river and drown." "I've got the blues... I ain't got the heart to cry"


This is one of those songs composed entirely of floating lyrics. But since there doesn't seem to be a dominant "ingredient," it gets listed separately. - RBW

Cross references


  1. MWheeler, p. 81-83, "Ohio Rivuh, She's So Deep an' Wide" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10028
  3. BI, MWhee081


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Found in: US