Roger McGuinnJudy Collins John Riley cover

John Riley
by Roger McGuinn (Feat. Judy Collins)
Lyrics


Released
Aug 28, 2001

John Riley Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
A fair young maid was in her garden
Strange young man came riding by
He said fair maid, will you marry me?
And this answer was her reply
Verse 2
Oh no kind sir I cannot marry thee
For I've a love and he sails the sea
And though he's been gone for seven years
Still he will return to me
Verse 3
Well, what if he's in some battle slain
Or if he's been drowned in the deep salt sea
Or if he's found another love
And he and his love both married be
Verse 4
If he's in some battle slain
Then I shall die when the moon doth wane
And if he's drowned in the deep salt sea
Still I'm true to his memory
Verse 5
And if he's found another love
And he and his love both married be
I wish them health and happiness
Where they live across the sea
Verse 6
He picked her up in his arms so strong
And kisses he gave her one two three
Said weep no more my own true love
I am your long lost John Riley
Verse 7
Said weep no more my own true love
I am your long lost John Riley

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind



YouTube
Spotify

What's Your Interpretation?

No Thoughts or Song Meanings Yet

Be the first to leave a thought.

Related Blog Posts