[donderdag 9 december 2021 02:27] - []

The wild rover

Vorig lied
My Bonnie
Katern IV pagina 5
Volgend lied
We are the champions

I've been a wild rover for many a year
and I've spent all my money on whisky's 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 customs as yours I can get every day!”


I took me pocket, ten sovereigns bright,
and the landladies eyes opened wide with delight.
She said: “I have whiskeys and wines of the best
and the words that you told me were only in jest.”


I went home to my parents, confessed what I'd done,
and asked them to pardon their prodigal son.
And so they caressed me as oft times before
and I'll never play the wild rover no more...