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Ramblin' Rover
Andrew M. Stewart. Recorded on Darby's Album: "The Gettin's
notes: A simple jumper with wonderful lyric.
The Ramblin’ Rover

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There are sober men in plenty, and drunkards barely twenty
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And many’s your man of ninety that have never yet kissed a girl
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But give me a ramblin’ rover, from Orkney down to Dover
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We will roam the country over and together we’ll face the world

There are many that feign enjoyment from merciless employment
Their ambition was this deployment from the minute they left the school
And they save and scrape and ponder while the rest go out and squander
See the world, and rove and wander; and they’re happier as a rule

I have been to many nations, delight in all creations
I’ve enjoyed the wee sensation when the company did prove kind
And when partin’ was no pleasure, I’ve drunk another measure
To the good friends that we treasure, for they always are on our mind

If you’re bent with arthritis, if your bowels have got colitis
If you’ve gallopin’ balikitis and you’re thinkin’ it’s time you died
You bein’ a man of action, while you’re lyin’ there in traction
You’ll get some satisfaction thinking: Jasus, at least I tried
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