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Wild Rover No More

  • (Trad / Iain C. MacKintosh / Hamish Imlach)

    And it's no, nay, never, no, nay, never, no more
    Will I play the Wild Rover, no, never, no more

    We've both been folksingers for twenty-five years
    We will sing half the night for the fun and free beers
    But now that we're older we both know the score
    No we never will play the Wild Rover no more

    I know it's a song one that pleases the folk
    But I have to admit that it just makes me choke
    A night with a sore tooth is more fun to me
    Than to sing even one verse, never mind two or three

    It's a song that's requested again and again
    If I hear it once more it'll drive me insane
    The words all sound stupid it just makes me wild
    And the tune could be learnt by a two-year old child

    I'll go to a folk club, take a shotgun along
    And I'll shoot the first bastard who asks for that song
    And the hangman will say as I fall through the floor
    Now you never will play the Wild Rover no more

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh & Hamish Imlach)

    Tune: Wild Rover

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