"Loch Lomond" as written by Jake Shimabukuro and Franz (dp) Schubert....
By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond
Where me and my true love were ever won't to gae
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond

O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond

'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomond
Where in deep purple hue, the hieland hills we view
And the moon comin' out in the gloamin'

The wee birdies sing and the wild flowers spring
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping
But the broken heart, it kens nae second spring again
Tho' the waefu' may cease from their greeting

O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond


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

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    General CommentI always thought of this as a light and jovial song as a child, it's usually done in america upbeat and bright. when i discovered the history of the song, it's incredibly dark and sorrowful. it's a funeral dirge immortalizing the scottish dead during the rebellion wars 1680's. when the british crushed the rebellion, the scot fighters who werent killed were taken down to london to watch the leaders publicly hanged, then they were forced to march all the way back to scotland and many were executed along the way. "you take the high road" refers to dying and returning to scotland in spirit, and "i'll take the low road" refers to those who had to march back.
    twendelon August 23, 2012   Link

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