Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Wild Rover”

by Soldat Louis

1 version

3:04

Aupres de ma Bande album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Soldat Louis (Serge Danet):
I've been a wild rover for many's the year
And I spent all me money on whiskey and beer.
But now I'm returning with gold in great store,
And I promise to play the wild rover no more.
group:
And it's no, nay, never! No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the wild rover! No, never, no more.
Shane MacGowan:
I went to an alehouse I used to frequent
And I told the landlady me money's all spent.
I asked her for credit; she answered me, "Nay.
Sure, a custom like yours I could have any day."
group:
And it's no, nay, never! No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the wild rover! No, never, no more.
Soldat & Shane:
And then from my pocket I took sovereigns bright
And the landlady's legs opened wide with delight.
She says, "I have whiskey and wines of the best,
And the words that I spoke true were only in jest."
group:
And it's no, nay, never! No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the wild rover! No, never, no more.
Soldat & Shane:
Then home to my parents confess what I've done
And I asked them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they undress me, as oft times before,
I promise to play the wild rover no more.
group:
And it's no, nay, never! (Sinéad) Never! (group) No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the wild rover! No, never, no more.
And it's no, nay, never! (Sinéad) Never, never! (group) No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the wild rover! No, never, no more.

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