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Seven Great Ohio Songs

June 18, 2009  |  7:00am
Seven Great Ohio Songs

Yesterday my fiancé and I were listening to The Low Anthem in the car, and he pointed out that there are a lot of great songs about Ohio. I’d never thought about it before, but some of my favorite songs are about the Buckeye State. Incidentally, some of my favorite songs are incredibly depressing. Enjoy!

1. Sun Kil Moon “Carry Me, Ohio”

“Sorry that/ I could never love you back/ I could never care enough/ In these last days.” Does it get any sadder than that?

2. The Monroe Brothers “On The Banks Of The Ohio”

Oh wait, yes, it does get sadder.

3. CSN&Y “Ohio”

And sadder.

4. Gillian Welch “Look at Miss Ohio”

Oh me oh my oh, I’ll never stop loving this song.

5. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “Ohio River Boat Song”

Bonny Billy’s twangy country is a wonderful thing.

6. The Low Anthem  “To Ohio”

This band is a new Paste favorite, and this song is simply lovely.

7. Over The Rhine “Ohio”

We'll end on a nostalgic note—the title track from OTR’s masterpiece.

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