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THE WILD ROVER
Trad. Arr. Merry Ploughboys
 
 
I've been a wild rover for many a year
I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer
And now I'm returning with gold in great store
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more
 
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And its no, nay, never
No, nay, never, No more
Will I play the wild rover
No, never, no more
 
I went into an ale house I used to frequent
And I told the lady my money was spent
I asked her for credit and she answered me nay
Such a custom like yours I could have anyday
 
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I took out from my pocket ten sovereigns bright
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said I have whiskey and wines of the best
And the words that I said were only in jest
 
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I'll go home to my parents confess what I've done
And Iíll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
And if they caress me as oft times before
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more