I’m a Rover and Seldom Sober – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to I’m a Rover and Seldom Sober tell the story of a man making a late night journey to visit his lover.

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D 
I’m a rover and  
G 
seldom so  
D 
ber
 
I’m a rover, o’ high de  
G7 
gree;
 
And when I’m  
C 
drinking, I’m  
G7 
always thin  
C 
king
 
How to gain my love’s  
G7 
compa 
 
 
C 
ny.

Though the night be 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.

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He stepped up to her bedroom window,
Kneeling gently upon a stone;
He rapped at her bedroom-window
“Darling dear, do you lie alone?”

She raised her head on her snow-white pillow
With her arms about her breast,
“What is that at my bedroom window?
Disturbing me at my 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 journey,
And I’m near drenched to the skin.”

She opened the door with the greatest pleasure,
She opened the door and let him in,
They both shook hands and embraced each other
Until the morning they lay as one.

The cocks were crawing, the birds were whistling
The burns they ran free about the brae;
“Remember, lass, I’m a ploughman laddie
And the farmer I must obey.”

“Now, my lass, I must gang and leave thee
And though the hills they are high above,
I will climb them with greater pleasure
Since I been in the arms o’ my love.

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[D]I’m a rover and [G]seldom so [D]ber
I’m a rover, o’ high de [G7]gree;
And when I’m [C]drinking, I’m [G7]always thin [C]king
How to gain my love’s [G7]compa [C]ny.

Though the night be dark as dungeon
No’ 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?”

She raised her head on her snow-white pillow
With her arms about her breast,
“What is that at my bedroom window?
Disturbing me at my 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 journey,
And I’m near drenched to the skin.”

She opened the door with the greatest pleasure,
She opened the door and let him in,
They both shook hands and embraced each other
Until the morning they lay as one.

The cocks were crawing, the birds were whistling
The burns they ran free about the brae;
“Remember, lass, I’m a ploughman laddie
And the farmer I must obey.”

“Now, my lass, I must gang and leave thee
And though the hills they are high above,
I will climb them with greater pleasure
Since I been in the arms o’ my love.

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