The wild rover

I've been a wild rover for many a year 
And I've 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.

Refrain:
For 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 use to frequent 
And I told the landlady my money was spent 
I asked her for credit, she answered me nay 
Such customs like yours I can hard any day.


I then took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright 
And the landladies eyes opened wide with delight 
She said I've whiskeys and wines of the best 
And the words that she told me were only in gest.

I went to my parents confessed what I'd done 
And 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.

I went to a shithouse, I use to frequent 
And I told the attendant my money was spent 
I asked him politely to open the door 
He said no bloody likely you shit on the floor.

I've been a wild rover for most of my life 
But now I’ll settle down and I’ll take me a wife 
I’ll build a logcabin and keep the wolf from the door 
And I'll never will play the wild rover no more.

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