The Dubliners - Wild Rover

Verse 1

       G                                                      C

I've been a wild rover, for many's the year

       G                                     D                   G

I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer

                                                                     C

But now I'm returning with gold in great store

          G                                     D             G

And I never will play the wild rover no more


Chorus

              D           D7

And it's no, nay, never (clap-clap-clap-clap)

G                             C

No, nay, never, no more

         G                    C

Will I play the wild rover

       G         D   G

No, never, no more


Verse 2

  G                                                        C

I went to an ale house, I used to frequent

          G                                  D                 G

And I told the landlady me money was spent

                                                                     C

I asked her for credit, she answered my nay

             G                                   D           G

Such a custom as yours I can get any day


Chorus

              D           D7

And it's no, nay, never (clap-clap-clap-clap)

G                             C

No, nay, never, no more

         G                    C

Will I play the wild rover

       G         D   G

No, never, no more


Verse 3

  G                                               C

I brought from my pocket, ten souvereigns bright

              G                                      D               G

And the landladys eyes opened wide with delight

                                                                         C

She said I have whiskeys and wines of the best

               G                                           D         G

And the words that I told you were only in jest


Chorus

              D           D7

And it's no, nay, never (clap-clap-clap-clap)

G                             C

No, nay, never, no more

         G                    C

Will I play the wild rover

       G         D   G

No, never, no more


Verse 4

          G                                                                C

I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done

            G                                          D            G

And I'll ask that the pardon their prodigal son

                                                          C

And if the caress me, as oft times before

  G                                     D             G

I never will play the wild rover no more


Chorus

              D           D7

And it's no, nay, never (clap-clap-clap-clap)

G                             C

No, nay, never, no more

         G                   C

Will I play the wild rover

       G         D   G

No, never, no more

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