American Old Time Song Lyrics: 56 Johnny Reillys Girl
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 56
JOHNNY REILLY'S GIRL.
Copyright, 1896, by The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Words by J. Whitcomb Reilly. Music by Alfred T Brisebois.
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 is 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.