I've been a Wild Rover for many a year
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And I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer
And now I'm returning with gold in great store
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And I never will play the Wild Rover no more.
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And it's no, nay, never
No nay never no more
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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 a Red Stripe, she answered me "nay"
She said, "Patrons like you, I can get any day!"
And it's no, nay, never..
From out of my pockets I took moneys bright
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said, "I have Red Stripes, and wines of the best,
And the words that I said, son, were only in jest!"
And it's no, nay, never....
I'll go back to Jamaica and lie in the sun
But I will play the part of the prodigal son
And if my girl loves me, as oft' times before
Then I never will play the Wild Rover no more.
And it's no, nay, never...