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This is a funny song about a fella who spent all his money on whiskey and beer. Then he got more money and went into a pub to fool the lady who ran the place - great funny lyrics.

The Wild Rover

 And it's no Nae Never  (clap clap clap clap)
 G                          C      
 No nae  never no more (clap clap)
           G                   C                         G        D7  G 
 Will I play the wild rover (clap)  No never no  more
G                                             C
 I've been a wild rover for many a year
               G                  D7                                 G
 And I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer

 G                                                              C
 But now I'm returning with gold in great store

           G              D7                              G                   
 And I never will play the wild rover no more   CHORUS
 G                                                    C
 I went into an alehouse I used to frequent
        G                     D7                           G
 And I told the landlady my money was spent

 G                                                                   C
 I asked her for whiskey, she answered me Nay

             G               D7                           G
 Such a custom as yours I can get any day  CHORUS

 G                                                                C 
 Then out of my pocket, I took sovereigns bright,

               G              D7                                     G
 And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight

        G                                                              C
 She said, "I have whiskey, and wines of the best,

               G                   D7                                  G   
 And the words that I spoke, sure were only in jest   CHORUS

            G                                                         C
 I'll go back to my parents, confess what I've done,
         G                 D7                             G   
 And ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
        G                                                C
 And if they forgive me, as oftimes before,

            G              D7                               G 
 Then I never will play the wild rover no more   CHORUS