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​The Gypsy Laddie

This song is by Dougie MacLean.

There were three gypsies in a row
And oh but they were bonnie o
They sang sae sweet and sae complete
They've stolen the heart of a lady o

Laddie o
Laddie o
Follow the gypsy laddie o

It's ye'll tak' aff that silken goon
And put on this tartan plaidie o
And ye'll come awa' this lee-lang-nicht
And follow the gypsy laddie o

Lord castles he's cam hame at e'en
Enquiring for his lady o
The hounds is run the hawks is flown
And the gypsy's awa' wi' yer lady o

Come saddle tae me the black the black
Mak haste and soon be ready o
For meat and drink I winna taste
Till I get back to my lady o

And he's rode east and he's rode west
Till he's cam tae yonder boggie o
And there he spied the well faured maid
In the arms of the gypsy laddie o

Will ye come wi' me my honey and my heart
Will ye come wi' me my lady o
And I swear by the sword that hangs by my side
The black band ne'er shall steal ye o

I winnae come wi' you my honey and my heart
I winnae come wi' you my dearie o
Till I hae drank the breest I brewed
And that's in the water o' the eerie o

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