Gypsy Laddie O’s

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

Chorus
Laddie-o, laddie-o, follow the gypsy laddie-o

Laddie-o, laddie-o, follow the gypsy laddie-o

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

Lord Cassel he’s cam hame at e’en
Enquirin’ for his lady-o
For the hounds is a-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 by ready-o
For meat and drink I winna taste
‘Til I get back my lady-o

And he’s rode east, and he’s rode west
‘Til 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 blackthorn 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’ Eerie-o