American Old Time Song Lyrics: 48 Johnny Reillys Girl
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 48
JOHNNY REILLY'S GIRL.
Copyright, 1895, by The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Words by J. Whitcomb Reilly. Music by Alfred T. Brisebols.
We're not divided by oceans, by seas or by miles a score,
For my own dear little lady just lives at the very next door;
She's not a queen with golden hair, nor has she teeth of pearl,
She's none the less a beauty, and she's Johnny Reilly's girl.
I've known her nearly all her life, I know she'll make a model wife;
Ev'ry one admires her, they all think her a pearl.
The pride of all the neighborhood, all know her to be pure and good,
And she's known to ev'ry one as Johnny Reilly's girl.
Her Pa was never a banker, a true, honest workman la he;
His greatest pride is his daughter, who'll soon be a wife to me.
Her father says I'm a dandy, it made my heart fairly twirl,
When 'twas decided forever, she'd be Johnny Reilly's girl.-Refrain.
She was eighteen last December, and I will be twenty in May;
We always have been companions since we were small children at play.
I'll fight her battles, I love her so, my flag of love I'll unfurl,
And until death shall part us, she'll be Johnny Reilly's girl- Refrain.