Wild Rover Polka

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

And it's no, nein, never,
No nein never no more,
Will I play the wild rover
Nein never no more.

I went to Bierstube I used to frequent
And I told that young fraulein my money was spent.
I asked her for credit, she answered me "nein”
Such a custom as yours I could get anytime."

I drew from my pocket ten deutschmarks so bright
And that young frauleins eyes opened wide with delight.
She said "I have whiskey und wines of the best
und der words that I spoke they were only in jest."

I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
And I'll ask them to pardon their polka playin’ son.
And if they forgive me as ofttimes before
Sure they’ll roll out the barrel & we’ll dance on the floor.

Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel we’ve got the blues on the run
Buy me a whiskey & I’ll have a mighty good time
Roll out the barrel for the gangs all here!


from The Devil or the Barrel, released July 31, 2012



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