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VP_007782 Verse 1The land or sea rover May make you hand over Your goods and your money with ease, But list to a word of a robber I've heard of More daring and clever than these, 'Tis fair Eily Riley The bandit I mean Her glance throws you under a spell, Take care, Before you awaken Your heart she has taken And all of your senses as well! Chorus 1Beware of Eily Riley with eyes of Irish blue, For her 'tis play to steal away the very soul of you! 'Tis done so neat and slyly, with dainty ways and wiles, Oh with your heart, prepare to part, When sweet Eily Riley smiles. Besmiles. Verse 2If wisdom you've any Keep clear of Kilkenny, 'Tis of this sweet out law the lair, For great is the danger To native or stranger Who chances to meet with her there, When fair Eily Riley Looks in to your eyes No need of a weapon has she, Take care 'Tis no use to run for My lad you are done for Her pris'nor for life you must be!
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1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Chas. K. Harris
Hubbell, Raymond; Donough, Glen Mac; and Starmer, "Eily Riley" (1909). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 2090.