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Wild Rover (No Nay Never)

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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.

Chorus:

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."

Chorus:

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!"

Chorus:

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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