I’m a Rover

Oh though the night be as dark as dungeon, not a star to be seen above
I will be guided without a stumble, to the arms of me only love
I went up to her bedroom window, kneeling gently upon a stone
I rapped on her bedroom window, “My darling dear do you lie alone?”

For I’m a rover, seldom sober, I’m a rover of high degree
When I’m drinkin’ I’m always thinkin’ how to gain my love’s company

She raised her head up from her feather pillow, waved her arms up around her breast,
Saying “Who’s at me bedroom window, disturbing me at me long night’s rest?”
“It’s only me, your own true lover, open the door and please let me in.
For I have come on a long night’s journey and I am near drenched to the skin”.


She opened the door with the greatest pleasure, opened the door and she let me in
We both shook hands and embraced each other, ’til the morning we lay as one
Well now me love I must go and leave you, though the mountains be high above
I will climb them with greater pleasure, since I’ve been with my only love