Titel: The wild rover
Bekend onder andere titels: I've been the wild rover
  Wild rover
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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