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Wild Rover

Traditional Irish Folk Song

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1. I’ve been a wild ro - ver for man - y a
2., 3., 4. See additional lyrics

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year, and I’ve spent all my
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mon - ey on whis - key and beer.

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But now I’m re - turn - ing with

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gold in great store, and I nev - er will

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play the wild ro - ver no more. And it’s

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no, nay, nev - er;

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no, nay, nev - er, no more will I

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play the wild ro - ver,

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no, nev - er, no

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more. 2. I went more.
3. I took

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4. I’ll go

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Additional Lyrics

2. I went into an alehouse I used to frequent


And I told the landlady me money was spent.
I asked her for credit, she answered me, “Nay,
Such a custom as yours I can get any day.”

3. I took up from my pocket ten sovereigns bright,


And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight.
She says, “I have whiskeys and wines of the best,
And the words that I said, sure, were only in jest.”

4. 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 caress me as oft times before,
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more.

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