Banks of the Ohio – Beginner Banjo TAB

5-string banjo TAB for Banks of the Ohio

This version of Banks of the Ohio is in the key of D (5th string tuned to A).  It’s easy enough for beginner’s who know there basic D, G, and A chords up to the 9th frets of the banjo.

Uses a good bit of CLOSED POSITION chord shapes

Banks of the Ohio while a beautiful melody is in the sub genre of Murder Ballads. Very similar to the old favorite “Knoxville Girl.”

Banks of the Ohio Banjo Video

Here is the arrangement so you can see (and hear) what you are getting.

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Banks of the Ohio Lyrics

I asked my love to take a walk
Just a walk a little way
And as we walk, oh, may we talk
All about our wedding day

Only say that you’ll be mine
In our home we’ll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
On the banks of the Ohio


Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in 6 different countries. All things Banjo and Acoustic Guitar.