I've [G]been the wild rover for many a y[C]ear
[G]spent all my m[D]oney on [D7]whiskey and bee[G]r
but now I'm returning with gold in res[C]tore
[G]never I'll pla[D]y the wild [D7]rover no m[G]ore.

     And it's [D]no nay nev[D7]er
     [G]no nay never no m[C]ore
     will I [G]play the wild rove[C]r
     no[D7]never no mor[G]e

I went to a chanty I used to frequent
Told the landlady my money was spent
I asked for her credit she answered me nay
saying: customers like you I can get any day.


I drew from my pocket ten sovereigns bright
The landlady's eyes opened wide in delight
saying: I have the whiskey and wine of the best
and the words that I told you were only in jest.


I'll go home to my parents confess what I've done
and ask them to pardon their prodigal son
and if they do as so often before
then I never Shall play the wild rover no more.


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