I've been a wild rover for many's year
And I spent some my money on whiskey and beer
But now I'm returning with gold in great store
And I never will play a wild rover no more

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

I went into an ale-house I used tofrequent
And I told the landlady my money's was spent
I asked her for credit she answered me "Nay,
Such a custom like yours I could have any day"

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Well out of my pocket I took sovereigns bright
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said "I have whiskey and bed̉‘s of the best
And the words that I spoke
Were only in jest"

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I'll go home to my parents confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their bloody girl son
And if they forgive me as oft' time before
Well I nerver will play a wild rover no more

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The Wild Rover Lyrics

Irish Music – The Wild Rover Lyrics