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Lyr/Chords Req: John Riley (Tim O'Brien)

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FAIR MAID WALKING
GEORGE REILLY (6)
JOHN RALLY
JOHN REILLY
JOHN RILEY
THE YOUNG AND SINGLE SAILOR


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Subject: John Reilly by Tim O'brien
From: Jeep man
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 06:57 PM

The words and music I would like are sung to Tim on his Crossings, CD.It is not the same one that is in the Trad and the Forum.

Help. Jeep Man


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: UB Ed
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 09:07 AM

Just the other day a friend emailed me as to whether I knew "John O'Reilly" as performed by Charlie Robinson. I was not able to find it in the trad either. Is it possible we're looking for the same song? Here's a link for a quick download listen. When you get there click on John O'Reilly.

Click here

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: Jeep man
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 02:41 PM

Ed. that is a different song. I have the recording, but I am to trifling and talent deprived to copy the words. I need chords too. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: UB Ed
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 04:19 PM

Too bad! I was thinking if you had the words and I could get the tune from the sound byte, we may have something.

Hopefully one of the others can help?

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 05:45 PM

More info? A few words?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 06:12 PM

I've had a quick search though some Tim O'Brien sites with no luck...

Mind you, if you're 'to trifling' to bother to make the effort to at least try and transcribe them yourself (after all you have the CD) - don't really see why I should spend much time trying to help you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: Jeep man
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 06:29 PM

Well, Guest, maybe I should have noted that at present I have some physical problems which prohibit me from doing so. Nuff said about that. You are not required to help. Jeep


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: JOHN RILEY (Tim O'Brien)
From: Robo
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 10:42 PM

From one Jeepster to another (I'm on my 5th and 6th), here ya go! -- Rob-o

JOHN RILEY

[A-] John Riley came from [C] Galway Town in the [A-] years of the Irish [D] hunger

And he [A-] sailed away to [C] Amerikay when the [G] country was much younger [A-] . . .

Now the place was strange and [C] work was scarce, and [A-] all he knew was farming [D]

So he [A-] followed his other [C] Irish friends to a [G] job in the U S [A-] Army

CHORUS:

[C] Adventure calls and [A-] some men run

And [C] this is their sad [D] story

[A-] Some get drunk on [C] demon rum And [G] some get drunk on [A-] glory . . .

Now they marched down [C] Texas way to the [A-] banks of the Rio [D] Granday

And they [A-] built a fort on the [C] banks above to [G] taunt old Santa [A-] Annay . . .

They were [A-] treated bad and [C] paid worse, and [A-] then the fighting [D] started

And the [A-] more they fought the [C] less they thought of the [G] damn old U S [A-] Army

CHORUS

Now when the church bells ring on a [C] Sunday morn it [A-] set his soul to [D] shiver

He saw the [A-] senoritas [C] washing their hair on the [G] far side of the [A-] river . . .

Then John Riley and 200 [C] more [A-] Irish mercen[D]aries They [A-] cast their lot, [C] right or not, [G] south of the Rio [A-] Granday

CHORUS

Now they fought bravely [C] under the flag of the [A-] San Patricios [D]

Till the [A-] Yankee soldiers [C] beat them down at the [G] battle of Churu[A-]busco . . .

Then 15 men were [C] whipped like mules, on their [A-] cheeks had a hot iron [D] branded

They had to [A-] dig the graves of [C] 50 more who were [G] hanging fate-in-[A-]handed

CHORUS then full INSTR verse

Now John Riley stands and [C] drinks alone at a [A-] bar in Vera [D] Cruz,

And he [A-] wonders if it [C] matters much if you [G] win or if-a you [A-] lose . . .

"I'm a man who [C] can't go home, I'm a [A-] vagabond," says [D] he,

"I'm a [A-] victim of some [C] wanderlust and [G] divided loyal[A-]ty."

CHORUS (Twice)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Reilly be Tim O'brien
From: Jeep man
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 11:59 AM

Rob-o, thanks a ton.Its good to meet another Jeep Man. Your words and chords seem to be right on. Later, Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: John Riley (Tim O'Brien)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 08 Aug 13 - 07:57 PM

Hi All,

   I thiink O'brien plays it in Dm and not Am, but it works either way. Great tune.


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