Label: K-Tel Ireland Ltd. - 62692,K-Tel International (USA), Inc. - 62692 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Ireland • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Historically, the song has been referred to in Irish folklore and, since the late sixteenth century, it has been noted in written records—although it Hows That - Various - A Low Down Dirty Shame (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) likely that some northern Atlantic fishing crews knew the song before these historical accounts were made.
The song is a staple for artists performing live music in Irish pubs. It is often considered to be a drinking song rather than a temperance song. For many people, the Wild Rover is the stereotypical Irish drinking song. The song tells the story of a young man who has been away from his hometown for many years. Returning to his former alehouse the landlady refuses him credit, until he presents the gold which he has gained while he 500 Miles (Theme From Winning) - Dave Grusin - Winning (Original Soundtrack) been away.
He sings of how his days of roving are over and he intends to return to his home and settle down. According to Professor T. Devine in his book The Scottish Nation - Penguin, the song was written as a temperance song.
Leary inand spread from Scotland to America from the Temperance movement. An alternative history of the song is suggested by the fact that a collection of ballads, dated between andis held in the Bodleian Library. The printer, Catnach, was based in the Seven Dials area of London. The Bodleian bundle contains "The Wild Rover". It was compiled by Gavin Greig — The song is number in the Roud Folk Song Indexwhich lists versions,  many of which are broadsides, in chapbooks or song collections.
About 50 have been collected from traditional singers. These figures may reflect collecting effort and collectors' taste The Wild Rover - The Dubliners - Celtic Collections: The Ultimate Irish Folk Album than the distribution of singers who knew the song. The chorus is well known throughout most Irish, Irish-American and British cultures, even among people who have no knowledge of the rest of the song.
As with Celtic Football Club, the chorus is sung by football fans throughout England, usually with the words adapted to suit the team in question. Many companies have also taken advantage of the tune's popularity and used it to advertise their products. Dairy Crest adapted the tune to advertise their Clover margarine in the UK.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album, see Wild Rover album. Irish Music Forever. Archived from the original on October 18, Retrieved October 29, Retrieved The Dubliners. Live from the Gaiety Live at Vicar Street. Categories : Scottish folk songs Irish folk songs Traditional ballads Drinking songs The Dubliners songs American folk songs Alcohol in Scotland 17th-century songs 19th century in Scotland Songs about alcohol Dropkick Murphys songs Year of song unknown.
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