On lp Folksongs And Ballads From Virginia, while it's basically an Irish nursery rhyme about a prodigal son. What was written as a temperance song, turned out one of the loudest sing-alongs imaginable. Popularity among Irish (and even far beyond) can be measured in parodies circulating galore.
Sam Larner [seaman from Norfolk (°1878) who became a folk icon; from his album Now Is The Time For Fishing, recorded by Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger]
William Clauson [parody as Wild Rover No More; ever so popular version: "And it's no nay never, (lift up your skirt), No nay never no more, will I play the Wild Rover no more"]
Gebroeders Grimm [as Ammenooitneenooitniet]
Klaus Und Klaus [hit GER as An der Nordseeküste]
W.J. Bothacount III [also as Wild Rover No More (different lyrics, same attitude)]
Patrick Street [idem]
British folklorist Seamus Ennis collected many versions in the early fifties, ending up in archives.