T:Rambling Rover, The
C:Andy M. Stewart (1952-2015), Scotland
D D2E | G2G A2A | A2G- G2d | d2B d2e | e2d- d
Bd | e2e g2f | e2d B2G | AAB A2G | E3
D2E | G2G A2A | A2G- G2d | d2B d2e | e2d- d
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D | GGG A2A | A2G- G2d | d2B d2e | e2d- d
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W:Oh, there are sober men and plenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
W:There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl.
W:But give me a ramblin' rover, frae Orkney down to Dover.
W:We will roam the country over and together we'll face the world.
W:There's many that feign enjoyment from merciless employment,
W:Their ambition was this deployment from the minute they left the school.
W:And they save and scrape and ponder, while the rest go out and squander,
W:See the world and rove and wander and they're happier as a rule.
W:I have roamed through all the nations, taken delight in all creation,
W:I've enjoyed a wee sensation where the company it was kind.
W:But when parting was no pleasure, I've drunk another measure
W:To the good friends that we treasure, for they always are on our mind.
W:If you're bent with arthiritis, your bowels have got colitis,
W:You have galloping ballicitus, and you're thinkin' it's time you died,
W:If you been a man of action, though you're lying there in traction,
W:You may gain some satisfaction thinkin', "Jesus, at least I tried!"