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 ale house 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 as yours I can have anyday
I brought up from me pocket ten sovereigns bright
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
She said, "I have whiskies and wines of the best
And the words that you told me were only in jest"
I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
And when they've caressed me as oft times before
I never will play the wild rover no more