SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Wild Rover

I’ve been a wild rover for many the year,
And I’ve spent all my money on whisky and beer.
And now I’m returning with gold in great store,
And I never will play the wild rover no more.

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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 my money was spent.
I asked her for credit, she answered me “nay
Sure ‘tis custom like yours I can get any day”.

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I took out from my pocket 10 sovereigns bright,
And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight.
She said “Sir, I have whisky and wines of the best,
And the words I have spoke they were only in jest”.

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I’ll go home to my parents, confess what I’ve done,
And I’ll ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And then they’ll caress me as oft times before,
And I never will play the wild rover no more.

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