Melody: Wild Rover (No Nay Never)
(Duration: 2:06) [Artist: Unknown]
I've been a wild rover for many's the 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.
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, she answered me "nay
Such a customer as you I could have any day."
So I pulled from my pocket a handfull of gold
And upon the round table, it glittered and rolled.
She said, "We have whiskey and beer of the best
What I told you before, twas only in jest!"
I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they carress me as oft times before
I never will play the wild rover no more.
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