John Riley

- The Byrds
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"John Riley"

Fair young maid all in her garden
Strange young man came riding by
Saying: "Fair young 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 the deep salt sea
Though he's been gone these seven years
Still no man shall marry me"

"What if he's died all in some battle slain
Or if he's drowned in, in the deep salt sea?
What if he's found some other love
He and his new love both married be?"

"If he's found some other love
He and his new love both married be
I wish them health and happiness
Where they far across the sea"

He picked her up all in his arms
And kisses gave her one, two and three
"Then weep no more, my own true love
I am your long lost John Riley"
Saying: "Weep no more, my own true love
For I'm your long lost John Riley"
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The Byrds

The Byrds

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973