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Thread #3648   Message #18711
Posted By: Helen
04-Jan-98 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Moonshine Songs
Subject: RE: Moonshine Songs

I am sure that you realise, being from Oz yourself, that the second one starts the same as an Australian song called The Wild Rover, except that it is:


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

cho: And it's no, nay, never, No nay never no more, Will I play the wild rover No never no more.

I think that there is a similar song in the American tradition, but I'm not sure about this. The Oz version is very probably based on an Irish song/tune, and the DT database says that the Clancy Brothers (Irish) sang the Wild Rover.