Lonely I wander through scenes of my childhood
They call back to memory those happy days of yore
Gone are the old folk, the house stands deserted
No light in the window, no welcome at the door
Here's where the children played games on the heather
Here's where they sailed their wee boats on the burn
Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered
No more to their home shall those children return
Lonely's the house now and lonely the moorland
The children are scattered, the old folk are gone
Why stand I here like a ghost or a shadow?
'Tis time I was movin' ... 'tis time I passed on.