Ramblin Rover chords – Traditional Irish

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Chorus:   Oh, there are sober men and plenty,
And drunkards barely twenty,
G D 
There are men of over ninety,
Em G 
Who have never yet kissed a girl.
D 
But give me a rambling rover,
Then cart me down to Dover,
G D 
We'll rove the country over,
Em A D 
And together we'll face the world.
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Verse 1    There are those who feign enjoyment
From merciless employment
G D 
Their mission was deployment
Em G 
From the minute they left the school
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And they save, scrape and plunder
While the rest go out and squander
G D 
See the world and rove and wander
Em A D 
And they're happier as a fool.
D 
Chorus:    Oh, there are sober men and plenty,
And drunkards barely twenty,
G D 
There are men of over ninety,
Em G 
Who have never yet kissed a girl.
D 
But give me a rambling rover,
Then cart me down to Dover,
G D 
We'll rove the country over,
Em A D 
And together we'll face the world.
D 
Verse 2:   Oh, they roamed through all the nations
Taken delight in all creation
G D 
And I've tried a wee sensation,
Em G 
When the company did prove kind.
D 
Then when parting was no pleasure
I drank another measure
G D 
To the good friends that we treasure
Em A D 
For they'll always be on my mind.
D 
Chorus:    Oh, there are sober men and plenty,
And drunkards barely twenty,
G D 
There are men of over ninety,
Em G 
Who have never yet kissed a girl.
D 
But give me a rambling rover,
Then cart me down to Dover,
G D 
We'll rove the country over,
Em A D 
And together we'll face the world.
D 
Verse 3:   If you're bent with arthritis    
Your bowels have got colitis
G D 
You've a galloping bollockitis      
Em G 
And your thinking it's time you'd died
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If you've been a man of action
You're lying there in traction
G D 
You can gain some satisfaction
Em A D 
Thinkin' "Golly, at least I tried".
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Chorus:    O