|Titel:||The wild rover|
|Bekend onder andere titels:||I've been the wild rover|
I've been a wilde rover for many a year,
and I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer.
But now I'm returning with glold in great store
and 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, but she answered me 'Nay',
for it's custom like yours I can get any day.
I took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright,
and the landlady's eyes opened white with delight.
She said I have whisky and wines of the best,
and the words I have spoken were only in jest.
I'll go home to my parents confess what I've done,
and ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they caress me as oft times before,
I never will play the wild rover no more.