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John Reilly Dm G Dm Fair young maid all in a garden G Dm Strange young man passerby F C Said fair maid will you marry me Gm Dm This, then sir, was her reply O no, kind sir, I cannot marry thee For I've a love who sails all on the sea Though he's been gone for seven years Still no man shall marry me What if he's in some battle slain Or drownded in the deep salt sea What if he's found another love And he and his love both married be If he's in some battle slain I will die when the moon doth wane If he's drownded 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 wish them health and happiness Where they dwell across the sea He picked her up all in his arms And kisses gave her one, two, three Saying, weep no more, my own true love I am your long, lost John Reilly recorded by Seeger, Baez, Collins- Maid of Constant Sorrow DT #462 Laws N42 DC
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