MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Wild Rover
Mrs. K. McCarthy NFLD 2 Tape 21 Track 6
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: All right.
MRS. McC: Yes, sir. (Sings)

I've been a wild rover these seven long years
I've spent all my money on ale, wine, and beer
At length l became a mailman, l laid down a score(?)
And l never will be called a wild rover no more.

Chorus:
To a rover, wild rover, and wild roving I'll give o'er
And I never will be called a wild rover no more.

I went into an ale house where l used to resort
From a pound to a shilling I ofttimes did sport
I asked her if she'd credit me and her answer was this
Such customers as you we can get every day.

Chorus:
To a rover, wild rover, and wild roving I'll give o'er
And I never will be called a wild rover no more.

If I had all the money I left in your care
It would buy me a father my family to rear
It would buy me a castle and slated all o'er
It would buy me a coach for to ride by my door.

Chorus:
To a rover, wild rover, and wild roving I'll give o'er
And I never will be called a wild rover no more.

So, now l intend for to settle in life
And take to my home a nice little wife
And then I will try to drive the wolf from the door
And I never will be called a wild rover no more.

Chorus:
To a rover, wild rover, and wild roving I'll give o'er
And I never will be called a wild rover no more.


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