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.

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."


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."


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.


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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