Who stole the heart of my bonnie laddie?
All alone and aloney O
And left me another lad in his body
Down where I cannot go
Down where I cannot follow
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Who stole the light from my laddie's eyes
And left me another lad in disguise?
Who stole the words that were on my laddie's tongue
And left me a rickle of skin and bone?
Who stole today? Who stole tomorrow?
And left me with nothing but doul and sorrow?
I know the name of the fire thief
But you can't grow a tree from a fallen leaf