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Loch Lomond


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Loch Lomond

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomon'.
where me and my true love were ever wont to gae
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'.

Chorus:
O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak the low road,
An' I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'.

'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomon',
Where in purple hue the Hieland hills we view,
An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin'.

(chorus)

The wee birdies sing and the wild flow'rs spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin';
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring,
Tho' the waefu' may cease frae their greetin'

(chorus)
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The song was apparently written by a young soldier to his sweetheart. Two
of Bonnie Prince Charlies soldiers were captured in Carlisle after the
abortive rising of 1745. One wrote the song, the other was released and
took it back to Scotland to give to his colleagues sweetheart. The low road
refers to the soldiers impending death and the path of his spirit, whilst
the high road is either the sign of hope for which he sacrificed his life,
or the actual road back to Scotland over the high rugged hills.
Hence, his spirit would return via the low road and be back in Scotland
first.
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  1. A Mans a Man for All That
  2. Ae Fond Kiss
  3. Air Fol Lol Lol Lo
  4. Athen Rye
  5. Auld Lang Syne
  6. Banks of Newfoundland
  7. Black Velvet Band
  8. Blowing in the Wind
  9. Bonnie Banks O Loch Lomond
  10. Both Sides the Tweed
  11. Chi Min Geamhradh by Runrig
  12. Come a Ye Tramps an Hawkers
  13. Come Awa Hame Laddy
  14. Country Roads
  15. Dont Call Me Early in the Morning
  16. Eriskay Love Lilt
  17. Fiach Mchugh
  18. Heading for Halifax
  19. Heavy Water Plant Song
  20. Lewis Bridal Song
  21. Loch Lomond
  22. Mary Hamilton
  23. Mary Mack
  24. Mist Covered Mountains
  25. Nancy Whiskey
  26. Oidhche Mhath Leibh
  27. Scarborough Fair
  28. Scotland the Brave
  29. Seven Old Ladies
  30. Summer Road
  31. The Dowie Dens O Yarrow
  32. The Flower of Scotland
  33. The Island
  34. The Skye Boat Song
  35. Uist Tramping Song
  36. Westering Home

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