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THE WILD ROVER


I've been a wild rover for many a year,
And I've spent all me 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.

Chorus

And it's no, nay, never, [clap! clap! clap! clap!]
No, nay, never, no more
Will I play the wild rover.
No, never no more.


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I went into an ale house where I used to drink gin,
I told the landlady my bottle was spent;
I asked her for a bottle, she answered me nay,
Saying, "Customers like you I can get any day."

Chorus

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I reached in my pocket and pulled out sovereigns bright,
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight;
She said, "I have whiskey and wines of the best."
But the answer I gave her was only in jest.

Chorus

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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 when they caress me as all times before,
I never will play the wild rover no more.

Chorus


Chorus

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