Wild Rover (trad.)

i've been a wild rover for many a year
and i've spent all me 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 into an alehouse i used to frequent
and i told the landlady me money was spent
i asked her for credit, she answered me 'nay -
such custom as yours i can have anyday.'

and it's no nay never
no nay never no more
will i play the wild rover
no never no more

i took out from me pocket ten sovereigns bright
and the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
she said, "i've got whiskies and wines of the best,
and the words that i spoke they were only in jest"

and it's no nay never
no nay never no more
will i play the wild rover
no never no more

i'll go back to me parents, confess what i've done
and i'll ask 'em to pardon their prodigal son
and if they caress me as oft times before
well 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.