I've been a wild rover for many a year
And I spent all my 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 to an ale-house 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 as yours I could have any day."

And it's no, nay, never,
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover
No never no more.

I took from my pocket ten 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."

And it's no, nay, never,
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover
No never no more.

I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they caress (forgive) me as ofttimes before
Sure 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.

More Irish Folk Songs

As well as the less traditional, but more entertaining verses which are commonly added in during rugby singing sessions.

I went to a whorehouse I used to frequent,
And I told the Madam that my penis was bent,
She said 'such a pity, you're right out of luck',
'If you ain't got a straight one you can't get a fuck'

And it's no, nay, never,
right up your cunt!
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover,
No never, no more.

I went to a shithouse I used to frequent,
And I told the attendant my money was spent,
'A crap you may not take, if you cannot pay',
So I shat on the floor and said 'sweep that away!'

And it's no, nay, never,
right up your cunt!
No nay never no more,
Will I play the wild rover,
No never, no more.

I've been the vile pervert, for many a year,
And I spent all my money on black leather gear,
But now I've returned, with porn in great store,
And I never will play the vile pervert no more.

And it's no, nay, never,
right up your cunt!
No nay never no more,
Will I play the vile pervert,
No never, no more.

With apologies for everything.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.