Wild Rover

I've been a wild rover for many a year,
And I spent all me money on whiskey and beer,
But now I'm returning with gold in great store,
And I never will play the wild rover no more,

And it's no, nay, never; no nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover? No, never, no more.

I went back to an alehouse 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 as yours I could have any day.' chorus

Well, out of me pockets I pulled souvereigns bright,
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said, 'I have whiskey and beer of the best,
And I'll take you upstairs and I'll show you the rest.' chorus

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've embrace me as oft times before,
Then I never will play the wild rover no more. chorus

As performed on the recording:
Good Companions

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