“The Thief of the World”


The singer loves "the thief of the world ... My heart was gone, my head was gone, my peace of mind likewise ... I'll have her up in court, I'll charge her with the felony." Her sentence: "Around my neck she'll have to hang until her dying day"


Francis Arthur Fahy is probably most famous as the author of "The Ould Plaid Shawl." - RBW


  1. OLochlainn-More 63, "The Thief of the World" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM063


Author: Francis Arthur Fahy (1854-1935) (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: love humorous nonballad
Found in: Ireland