As I walked out one morning early,
That I might meet the bracing 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 sailor's bride.
Oh, no , said she , I' , too young to marryxedx
I'd rather lead a single life.
Oh no, kind sir, if I may tell you,
I could have been married full three years ago
Unto a man that they call John Reilly,
And he was the cause of my overthrow.
And when he found that her love was loyal,
Kisses he gave her, both one, two, and three.
I am the man that they call John Reilly
And I was the cause of your overthrow.
Come , let us marry, and no longer tarry,
I've laid up riches in great store.
We'll sail the ocean, and meet promotion,
For I do vow I'll leave you no more.