Wild Rover

I've been a wild rover for many a year
And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer
Now I'm returning with gold in great store
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more

And it's no, nay, never,
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover
No never no more

I went to an ale-house I used to frequent
And I told the landlady my money was spent.
I asked her for credit, she answered me "nay,
such custom as yours I can have any day."


I took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright
and the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said "I have whiskey and wines of the best
and the words that I spoke they were only in jest."


I'll go back to me parents, and confess what I've done
and I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
And when they've caressed me as ofttimes before
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more.



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