BS 14 The Wild Rover
And it's no! Nae! Never!
No, nae, never, no more!
Will I play the wild rover,
No never, no more!
I've been a wild rover for many a year
And I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer
But now I'm returning with gold in great store
And I never will play the wild rover no more
I went into an alehouse I used to frequent
And I told the landlady my money was spent
I asked her for whiskey, she answered me "Nay!
Such a custom of yours I can get any day!"
Then out of my pocket, I took sovereigns bright,
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said, "I have whiskey, and wines of the best,
And the words that I spoke, sure were only in jest!"
I'll go back to my parents, confess what I've done,
And ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they forgive me, as oft times before,
Then I never will play the wild rover no more!
Performer(s) Thorvald Grimsson