the wild rover chords

The Wild Rover Chords | How To Play The Wild Rover By The Dubliners On Guitar

Performance Notes For The Wild Rover

In this lesson your going to learn The Dubliners classic “The Wild Rover” taken from there 1964 album entitled “The Dubliners”. This is a fantastic song to learn for a sing-a-long or for a session in your local pub. The song itself is fairly simplistic although the rhythm can sometimes be tricky because of the 6/8 time signature, so it’s really important that you watch the video guitar lesson…

Try and follow the video lesson as best as you can and if your stuck or have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can…

The chords used are G Major, C Major and D7

The Wild Rover Chords And Chord Fingerings

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The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Verse 

          G                                               C
I've been a wild rover for many a year
     G                  C                D7                   G
I spent all me money on whiskey and beer
           G                                                             C
But now I'm returning with gold in great store
        G                    C            D7                    G
And I never will play the wild rover no more

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

               D7                  G                            C
And it's no nay never, no nay never no more
             G                     C              D7          G
Will I play the wild rover, no never, no more

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Verse 

      G                                                        C
I went in to an alehouse I used to frequent
            G                C                 D7               G
And I told the landlady me money was spent
        G                                                               C
I asked her for credit, she answered me "Nay!"
              G                C                    D7           G
"Such custom as yours I could have any day!"

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

               D7                  G                            C
And it's no nay never, no nay never no more
             G                     C              D7          G
Will I play the wild rover, no never, no more

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Verse 

     G                                                               C
I took out of me pocket ten sovereigns bright
                  G                C                  D7               G
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight
          G                                                                   C
She said: "I have whiskeys and wines on the best!
                   G                 C                      D7       G
And the words that I told you were only in jest!"

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

               D7                  G                            C
And it's no nay never, no nay never no more
             G                     C              D7          G
Will I play the wild rover, no never, no more

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Verse 

               G                                                               C
I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
           G                     C                  D7        G
And ask them to pardon their prodigal son
            G                                                              C
And when they've caressed me as oftimes before
        G            C                     D7          G
I never will play the wild rover no more.

The Wild Rover Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

               D7                  G                            C
And it's no nay never, no nay never no more
             G                     C              D7          G
Will I play the wild rover, no never, no more

               D7                  G                            C
And it's no nay never, no nay never no more
             G                     C              D7          G
Will I play the wild rover, no never, no more


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