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 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

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,
Snd 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 embrace each other
Until the morning they lay as one.

The cocks were crowing, the birds were whistling
The streams they run free about the brae
Remember lass I'm a ploughmen laddie
And the farmer I must obey

Now my love I must go and leave thee
And though the hills are high above
I will climb them with greater pleasure
Since I've been in the arms of my love

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