I’ve been as wild rover for many the year

And I’ve 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 (clap, clap, clap, clap)

Will I play the wild rover

No never no more


I went into an ale house I used to frequent

And I told the landlady my money was spent

I asked for credit, she answered me “nay

Sure ‘tis a custom like yours I can get any day”


I took out from my pocket 10 sovereigns bright

And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight

She said “Sir, I have whiskey and wines of the best

And the words I haven spoke they were only in jest”


I’ll go home to parents – confess what I’ve done

And I’ll ask them to pardon their prodigal son

And then they’ll caress me as oft times before

And I’ll never will play the wild rover no more