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Ramblin' Rover (The Fables) MIDI, videos
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There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

There's many that feign enjoyment, have merciless employment,
Their ambition was deployment from the minute they left the school;
They save and scrape and ponder, the rest go out and squander,
See the world and rove and wander, and they're happier as a rule.

There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

I've been to all the nations, delight in all creations,
And enjoyed wee sensations when the company it was kind;
When parting was no pleasure I drank another measure,
To the friends that we all treasure for they're always in our minds.

There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

For the lassies young and spritely, them all I courted nightly,
Where staying wasn't likely for I ramble up and down;
For life it will be hearty, I'll dance at every party,
Meet rumblin' Dan McCarthy and we'll all go on the town!

There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

If you're bent wi' arthritis, your bowels have got colitis,
You've a gallopin' bollockitis till you're thinkin' it's time to die;
You been a man of action, you're lying there in traction,
You may gain some satisfaction when you're thinking at least you tried.

There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

There are sober men aplenty, and drunkards barely twenty,
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl;
Give me a ramblin' rover frae Orkney down to Dover,
And we'll roam the country over, and together we'll face the world.

####.... Variant of a song composed by Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard ....####
Recorded by Silly Wizard (1971-1988) - (By The Hush, 1982; Best Of Silly Wizard, 1985/1990; Live Wizardry, 1988).

This variant arranged and recorded by The Fables (A Time / The Fables, trk#12, 2000, Independent, produced by The Fables, Halifax, Nova Scotia, distributed by Tidemark Music and Distribution).


See more songs by The Fables.

From The Online Scots Dictionary: Frae - from.

From the Urban Dictionary: Bollockitis - mysterious, reoccuring ache or pain in a testicle that could be a symptom of prostate or testicular cancer.

The video below features an excellent performance with bodhran by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia (New Old Songs, trk#2, 2009, Thistle Bloom Productions).


#1574: YouTube video by BardofCornwall ©2011
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