The Wild Rover

I've been a wild rover for many's the year
And I spent all me money on whiskey and beer
And 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 me money was spent
I asked her for a bottle, she answered me "Nay
Such a custom as yours I can get any day"


I took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She says "I have whiskey and wines of the best
And the words that I told you were only in jest"


I'll go home to my parents and confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
And if they caress me as ofttimes before
Then I never will play the wild rover no more


Traditional. Performed by The Dubliners.