Dropkick Murphys Wild Rover Lyrics

I’ve been a wild rover for many’s the 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 that I used to frequent

and I told the landlady me money was spent I asked her for credit,

she answered me nay such a custom like yours I could have any day


I then took from me pocket ten sovereigns bright

and the landlady’s eyes opened up with delight

she said she had whiskeys and wines of the best

and the words that she told me were only in jest


I went home to my parents, confessed what I’d done

and I asked them to pardon their prodigal son

and when they’d forgave me as oft times before

I never will play the wild rover no more