Wild Rover

The Kerry Boys
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys


I've been the wild rover for many a 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, neah, never, no neah 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 landlady, me money was spent I asked her for credit, she answered me neah Such acustomer as you I can get any day I reached into me pockets for soverigns 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 spoke to her were surely in jest I'll go back to me parents, confess what I've done And I'll 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