As I walked out one morning early
All for to take the pleasant air,
'Twas there I spied a young Irish lady
Who seemed to me like diamonds fair.
I stepped up to her and kindly asked her
If she would be a young sailor's bride.
“Oh no,” saod she , “I' would xnotx rather tarry,
“I will not leave a single life.”
Oh what's the reason that youv won't marry?
You differ from all female kind,
For you are young, both fair and handsome,
And sure to get married your mind's enclined.
“It's no, kind Sir, if I may tell you,
“I could have been married three years ago
“To one John Reilley, both fair and handsome
“But he was the cause of my overthrow.”
Do leave John Reilley, and do disdain him
And go with me to some foreign shore
And will sail over to Pennsylvania
And bid adieu to Riley evermore.
“I won't go with you to Pennsylvania
“I won't go with you to some foreign shore
“My heart's with Reilley and cannot leave him
“Although I never shall see him more.
And when he found that her love was loyal
He gave her kisses both one two and three,
Saying: I'm the man that you call John Reilley
And I have come for to marry thee.
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