R E P E R T O I R E


The Wild Rover

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


REFREIN:
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 alehouse I used to frequent
And I told the landlady my money was spent
I asked her for credit she answered me nay
Such a customer as you I can have every day

REFREIN

I then took from me pocket ten sovereigns bright
And the landlady's eyes opened with delight
She said I've got whiskey and wines of the best
And the words that you told me were only in jest

REFREIN

I then went to my parents, confess what I've done
And I asked them to pardon their prodigal son
And as they caressed me as oft' times before
I never will play the wild rover no more

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