I'm a Rover


Though the night is dark as dungeon, not a star to be seen above
I will be guided without a stumble, into the arms of me only love.

 

I'm a rover , seldom sober
I'm a rover of high degree
Ans when I'm drinking, I'm always thinking
How to gain my true love's company.

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"?



She raised her head up from her pillow, raised 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 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
Well, I will climb them with greater pleasure that I have been with me only love".