Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Wild Rover, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

I've been a wild rover for many's the year
And I spent all my 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 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 custom as yours I can have any day."


I took out from my pocket ten sovereigns 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 told you 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 caress me as ofttimes before
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more.


Discography: The Dubliners
The High Kings

History: See also #194

See also song #194

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