John Riley…

With Love For You All…..

John Riley
Fair young maid all in a garden

Stange young man, passerby

He said, “Fair maid, will you marry me?”

This then, sir, was her reply:
Oh, no, kind sir, I cannot marry thee

For I’ve a love who sails all on the sea.

He’s been gone for seven years

Still no man shall marry me
What if he’s in some battle slain

Or if he’s drowned in the deep salt sea

What if he’s found another love

And he and his love both married be?
Well, if he’s in some battle slain

I will die when the moon doth wane

And if he’s drowned in the deep salt sea

I’ll be true to his memory
And if he’s found another love

And he and his love both married be

I’ll wish them health and happiness

Where they dwell across the sea
He picked her up all in his arms

Kisses gave her: One, two, three

Said, weep no more, my own true love

I am your long-lost John Riley!
Joan Baez – John Riley

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