Reilly’s Daughter – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Reilly’s Daughter tell the story of a man who manages to beat his rivals and marry the girl that everybody in town wanted.

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F 
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  
Bb 
Reilly’s 
 
 
F 
daughter.
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Bb 
Giddy I  
F 
Ay, Giddy I Ay, Giddy I Ay for the one eyed Reilly
 
Giddy I Ay, Bang bang bang, Play it on your  
C7 
big brass  
F 
drum.

For Reilly played on the big brass 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.

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Her hair was black and her eyes were blue
The colonel and the major and the captain sought her too
The sergeant and the private and the drummer boy too
But they never had a chance with O’ Reilly’s daughter.

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I got me a ring and a parson too
I got me a ‘scratch’ in the married quarter
Settled me down to a peaceful life
As happy as a king with O’ Reilly’s daughter.

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Suddenly a footstep on the stair
Who should it be but the one-eyed Reilly
With two pistols in his hand
Looking for the man who married his daughter.

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I took O’ Reilly by the hair
Rammed his head in a pail of water
Fired his pistols in the air
A darned sight quicker than I married his daughter.

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[F]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 [Bb]Reilly’s [F]daughter.

Chorus

[Bb]Giddy I [F]Ay, Giddy I Ay
Giddy I Ay for the one eyed Reilly
Giddy I Ay, Bang bang bang
Play it on your [C7]big brass [F]drum.

For Reilly played on the big brass 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.

Chorus

Her hair was black and her eyes were blue
The colonel and the major and the captain sought her too
The sergeant and the private and the drummer boy too
But they never had a chance with O’ Reilly’s daughter.

Chorus

I got me a ring and a parson too
I got me a ‘scratch’ in the married quarter
Settled me down to a peaceful life
As happy as a king with O’ Reilly’s daughter.

Chorus

Suddenly a footstep on the stair
Who should it be but the one-eyed Reilly
With two pistols in his hand
Looking for the man who married his daughter.

Chorus

I took O’ Reilly by the hair
Rammed his head in a pail of water
Fired his pistols in the air
A darned sight quicker than I married his daughter.

Chorus

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