John Reilly lyrics

Fair young maiden
Fair young maiden
All in the garden
All in the garden
Strange young man
Strange young man
Passed her by
Passed her by
Said: 'fair maid
Said: fair maid
Will you marry me? '
Will you marry me?
This, then, sir,
This, then, sir,
Was her reply
Was her reply

'oh no, kind sir
Oh no, kind sir
I canot marry thee
I canot marry thee
For my beloved
For my beloved
Who sails out on the sea
Who sails out on the sea
He's been gone
He's been gone
For seven years
For seven years
And still no man
And still no man
Shall marry me
Shall marry me

Well if he's in
Well if he's in
Some battle salin
Some battle salin
Well I will die
Well I will die
When the moon [ ? ]
When the moon [ ? ]
Or if he's drowned
Or if he's drowned
In the dark salt sea
In the dark salt sea
I'll be true
I'll be true
To his memory.'
To his memory.

He picked her up
He picked her up
All in his arms
All in his arms
And kisses gave her
And kisses gave her
One, two and three
One, two and three
Said: 'weep no more
Said: weep no more
My own dear true love
My own dear true love
I am your love
I am your love
Lost john reilly'
Lost john reilly

Said: 'weep no more
Said: weep no more
My own dear true love
My own dear true love
I am your love
I am your love
Lost john reilly'
Lost john reilly

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