Old Boys Song – Wild Rover

Here are the lyrics…

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Chorus:
And it’s no, nay, never,
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover
No never no more
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I’ve played the 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

I went into 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 custom as yours I could have any day.”
Chorus

And then from my pocket I took ten sovereigns bright
And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight.
She said “I have whiskey and wines of the best”
Sure the words that I spoke, they were only in jest.
Chorus

I went to my parents, confessed what I’d done
And I asked them to pardon their prodigal son.
They kissed me, caressed me, as oft times before
And never will I play the wild rover no more.
Chorus