Home Artists Lyrics New Stuff Popular Login
logo
Reilly's Daughter
Traditional
As I was sitting by the fire talking to old Reilly's daughter
Suddenly a thought came into my head,
I'd like to marry old Reilly's daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum

Reilly played on the big bass drum,
Reilly had a mind for murder and slaughter
Reilly had a bright red glittering eye,
and he kept that eye on his lovely daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum

Her hair was black and her eyes were blue,
the colonel and the major and the captain sought her
The sergeant and the private and the drummer-boy too,
but they never had a chance with Reilly's daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum

I got me a ring and a parson too,
ot me a scratch in a married quarter
Settled me down to a peaceful life,
happy as a king with Reilly's daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum

Suddenly a footstep on the stairs,
who should it be but Reilly out for slaughter
With two pistols in his hands,
looking for the man that had married his daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum

I caught old Reilly by the hair,
rammed his head in a pail of water
Fired his pistols into the air,
a damned sight quicker than I married his daughter

Giddy I ae, giddy I ae, giddy I ae for the one-eyed Reilly
Giddy I ae, (clap, clap, clap) try it on your old big drum
YouTube
No content?
Suggest content!