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Paddy Schmidt – Wild Rover lyrics

Iґve been a wild rover for manyґs the year
And Iґve spent all me money on whiskey and beer
And now Iґm returning with gold in great store
And Iґll never will play the wild rover no more

I went into a alehouse I used to frequent
And I told the landlady my money was spent
I asked her for credit she answered me "Nay
Such a custom like yours I can have every day"

I broght up from me pockets ten sovereigns bright
And the landladyґs eyes opened wide with delight
She said: "I have whiskies and whines of the best
And the words that youґve told me were only in jest

Iґll go back to my parents confessed what Iґve done
And Iґll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
And if theyґve caressed me, as oftimes before
I never will play the wild rover no more

And itґs no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more
Will I play the wild rover
No, never, no more

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