I’m a rover


I’m a rover and seldom sober
I’m a rover of high degree
For when I’m drinking I’m always thinking
How to gain my love’s company

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

I crept up to her bedroom window
Kneeling gently upon a stone
I whispered softly through her window
“Darling lassie, do you lie alone.”

She raised her head on her snowy pillow
Raised her arms up around her breast
“Who is that at my bedroom window
Disturbing me at my long night’s rest.”

Tis only me your own true lover
Open the door aye and let me in
For I have come on a long long journey
And I’m fair 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 each other
Until the morning they lay as one

The day was dawning the cock was crawing
The birds were whistling from every tree
Farewell, true love, for I must leave you
Before the long night turn to day

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