Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

It's been stolen from me
Taken never to return
Rendered blind I cannot see
Back along the shining way we've come

No more the singing tears will fall
Fall to wash the spirits clean
Almost empty almost all
Blind refused to see what might have been


How can the lover's heart proclaim
Once the poetry has gone
These naked words are not the same
Stranded in some empty place we don't belong


No more the ancient tales to tell
Words to lead our children on
Left unopened where they fell
All our timeless wisdom now has gone

And so the children bear the loss
O he-he-ri o
Of what's been gained and what's been lost
O  he-he-he ri o