4 May 2010 0 Comments

Wild Rover

I’ve been a wild rover for many a year
I’ve spent all my money on whiskey and beer

Now Ill save up my wages, keep money in store

And I never will play the wild rover no more

And its no, nay, never

No, nay never, no more

For I’ve played the wild rover

But Ill never no more

I went to an alehouse I used to frequent

I told the landlady my money was spent

I asked her to trust me, her answer was “Nay

such a custom as yours we can get any day”

Then out of my pockets I took sovereigns bright

And the landladys eyes opened wide with delight

She said “I have whiskeys and wines of the best

Come on upstairs and Ill show you the rest”

Ill go home to my parents and Ill tell what Ive done

And Ill ask them to pardon their prodigal son

And if they forgive me, as theyve oft done before

O its neer will I play the wild rover no more

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