I've played the wild rover C
for many a year,
and i G
've spent all my C
money on w D
hiskey and G
and now i'm returning with g C
old in great store,
and i G
swear i will pl C
ay the wild D
rover no m G
and i D
ts no nay never, G
no nay never no m C
ll i play th C
e wild rover, no n D
ever more G
I went into 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 custom like yours I can have any day
I took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright
and the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight.
She said I'd have whiskey and wines of the best
and the words that she told me were only in jest.
I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done,
and I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And when they've caressed me as oft'times before
then I never will play the wild rover no more