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I'm a Rover, Seldom Sober

from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion by Marc Gunn



I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree
It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinking how to gain my love's company

Though the night be as dark as dungeon, not a star can 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 whispers through her bedroom window, my darling dear do you lie alone

It's only me your own true lover, open the door and let me in
For I have come on a long nights journey and I'm near drenched to the skin

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

Says I: My love I must go and leave you, to climb the hills they are far above
But I will climb with the greatest pleasure, since I've been in the arms of my love


from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, released November 30, 2013
words and music traditional; Marc Gunn on autoharp, Daniel Briggs on additional instruments




Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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