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The Wild Rover - Filk


Lyrics: Katerin ferch Gwenllian            
Music: Wild Rover - Trad



Chorus:
And it's no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more
Will I sing "The Wild Rover"
No never, no more
Verses:
I've been singing at Pennsic for many year
And I know certain songs everyone wants to hear
There are some that I don't mind and some that I do
But there's one song I'm sick of, clear through and through

When I first heard "Wild Rover" I liked it just fine
And I practiced the words until I'd made it mine
But I wish I had known, ere I sang it for friends
That the public demand for this song never ends

You can hear it at fires all over the camp
>From beyond Dragon Hill to the bog's dark and damp
Down at Vlad's they used words that brought red to my cheek
And last night at Blue Feather they sang it in Greek

You can hear it from young bards just getting their start
And it's in the songbook of at least one old phart
Guitarists and fiddlers play it with glee
But the one bard you'll never hear do it is ME

Lyrics © 2004 Samantha Pendleton

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