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The Rambling Rover chords – Bob Fox


This is Bob Fox's cover of 'Rambling Rover', 'Dreams Never Leave You'.


KEY:  D 


There are sober men and plenty, and drunkards barely twenty,  

           G D Em F#m G        
There are men of over ninety, that have never yet kissed a girl.  

But give me a ramblin' rover, and from Orkney down to Dover.  
          G D G A7 D A7 -
We will roam the country over, and together we'll face the world

VERSE 1          

There's many that feign enjoyment, from merciless employment, 

         G D Em F#m G 
Their ambition was this deployment, from the minute they left the school. 

And they save and scrape and ponder, while the rest go out and squander, 

         G D G A7 G 
See the world and rove and wander, and are happier as a rule.

I've roamed through all the nations, in delight of all creations, 

       G D Em F#m G 
And enjoyed a wee sensation, where the company, it was kind. 

And when partin' was no pleasure, I've drunk another measure 

        G D G A7 G 
To the good friends that we treasure, for they always are in our mind.

If you're bent with arthiritis, your bowels have got Colitis, 
            G D Em F#m G 
You've got gallopin' bollockitis, and you're thinkin' it's time you died, 

If you been a man o' action, though you're lying there in traction, 

          G D G A7 G 
You will get some satisfaction, thinkin', "Jesus, at least I tried."

Spencer The Rover chords – Cara Dillon

 First submission so be generous! Tried to find the chords for this version but 
only came across John Martyn's rendition. As lovely as it is, it's not quite this 
The chord pattern is the same the whole way through so I'll only include one 
verse, but you literally just play the same thing throughout the whole song. Seth 
Plays this on a tenor guitar, so this is different to what he plays, but works 
through the whole song. 90% sure this is correct.

Capo 1

      A Dsus2 E 
This tune was composed by Spencer the Rover
    A Dsus2 E 
As valiant a man that had ever left home
         Bm A Dsus2 E 
For had been much reduced and this caused great confusion
     A Dsus2 E 
And that was the reason he started to rove