I'm A Rover

(Capo 3. Bund)

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I'm a rover and seldom sober,
I'm a rover of high degree,
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it's when I'm drinking I'm always thinking,
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how to gain my love's company.

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There's ne'er a night I'm goin' to ramble,
There's ne'er a night I'm inclined to roam,
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there's ne'er a night I'm goin' to ramble,
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into the arms of my own true love.

Though the night be as dark as dungeon,
not a star to be seen above,
I will be guided without a stumble,
into the arms of my own true love.


He stepped up to her bedroom window,
kneeling gently upon a stone.
He rapped at her bedroom window:
"Darling dear, do you lie alone?"

"It's only me your own true lover,
open the door and let me in,
for I have come on a long journey,
and I'm near drenched to the skin."


She opened the door with the greatest pleasure,
she opened the door and she let him in.
They both shook hands and embraced eachother,
until the morning they lay as one.

The cocks were crawing, the birds were whistling,
the streams they ran free about the brae.
"Remember lass, I'm a ploughman laddie,
and the farmer I must obey".


Now my love, I must go and leave thee,
and though the hills they are high above,
I will climb them with greatest pleasure,
since I've been in the arms of my true love.

Chorus (2x)

(Noten)   (Midi)