Fair young maid all in her garden Strange young man passer by Says, "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 across the sea Though he's been gone these seven years Still no man shall marry me" "What if he's in some battle slain? Or if he's drowned in, in the deep salt sea? What if he's found another love? He and his love both married be?" "If he's in some battle slain I will die, when the moon doth wane, And 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 new 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 and three Saying "Weep no more, my own true love I am your long lost John Riley" Saying, "Weep no more, my own true love I am your long lost John Riley"