Wild Rover Lyrics

The Dubliners


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING
writers: Rolf Harris
album: Track 2 in album The Best of Irish Pub Songs
popularity : 378 users have visited this page.
length: 2:48

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

Chorus:
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 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 as yours I could have any day."

Chorus:

I took 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 spoke sure were only in jest."

Chorus:

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 ofttimes before
Sure I never will play the wild rover no more.

Chorus:

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Track Listing

  • 1 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 2 Wild Rover
  • 3 Rocky Road to Dublin
  • 4 Bold O'Donaghue
  • 5 Finnegan's Wake
  • 6 Molly Malone
  • 7 Mountain Dew
  • 8 Spanish Lady
  • 9 Cod-Liver Oil / Coolies
  • 10 Lannigan's Ball
  • 11 Muirsheen Durkin
  • 12 Gypsy Rover
  • 13 Crooked Jack
  • 14 I'll Tell Ya Ma
  • 15 I'm a Rover
  • 16 Black Velvet Band
  • 17 Poor Paddy Works on the Railway
  • 18 Seven Drunken Nights
  • 19 Sarce O'Tatties
  • 20 Ramblin' Irishman