"Loch Lomond" as written by Jake Shimabukuro and Franz (dp) Schubert....
Where the sun shines on Loch Lomond.
Where me and tea tree my true love spent many days
On the banks of Loch Lomond.

Too sad we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep sides of Ben Lomond.
Where the broken heart knows no second spring,
Resigned we must be while we're parting.

You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore you.
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Ho, ho mo leannan
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach
Ho mo leannan bhoidheach

You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye.
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore you.
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore you.
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

You'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore you.
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks
On bonnie, bonnie banks

Hey, Hey, Hey


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"Loch Lomond" as written by Oliver George Wallace Pd Traditional

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    General Commentthis song is best at a ceilidh or even better, at Hampden at half time during a Scotland game.
    I always thought the gaelic bit in the middle sounded like...
    "Home, home, we're livin..home we're livin for you..."
    i know it doesnt mean that but i still sing it like that anyway.
    not-a-camelon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it means my beautiful maiden. He is longing after his beautiful maiden. I was lucky enough to see them at Loch Ness and in Cambridge this year. This song is an amazing encore. I am so glad the Children in Need single got to number 9.
    monkfluenceon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song in the Three sisters in Edinburgh the Night before the Scotland V Ireland match in
    Murrayfield this year.

    Tis a great version of the song. Really uplifting. I am Irish had a great weekend in Scotland. Great Country.
    Squirt_gunon March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt`s something to do with a Highlander being captured by the English. He was to be put to death, so he`d reach Scotland by "the low road" or the underworld/afterlife. I take it the "high road" means the land of the living. Fantastic song! Makes me want to be proud to be Scottish, even tho I`m Welsh :)
    PeteNefynon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a kind of combination of some of the above comments... PeteNefyn was closest. Two men were captured during a Scottish uprising, and one of them was released while the other was put to death. The song is from the perspective of the soldier who is killed, who will take the "low road", which is the afterlife, as his spirit travels back to Scotland, while his comrade must physically walk over the high lands. The other bits of the song are about how him and his lover used to spend their days of the banks of Loch Lomond, and how he will never be able to spend that time with her again.
    schjakeon September 05, 2010   Link

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