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Runrig – Loch Lomond lyrics

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond
Where me and my true love spent many happy days
On the banks of Loch Lomond

'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen
On the steep, steep sides of Ben Lomond
Where in purple hue the Highland hills we view
And the moon glints out in the gloaming

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

Where wild flowers spring and the wee birdies sing
On the steep, steep sides of Ben Lomond
But a broken heart it kens nae second spring
Though resigned we must be while we're parted

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



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    The low road is the path of the dead. The Scots believed that the soul returns to the place of its birth from wherever one might be when dying. Two soldiers were captured by the British. One was to be released on the same day that the other was to be hanged. One takes the high road home and the other will arrive quickly by the spirit underground lo road. This song is the doomed man's lament.
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    The traditional Scottish song "Loch Lomond" is a lovely love song that many people like. Loch is a Gaelic word for a body of water that is either a lake or a sea inlet. Loch Lomond is the largest of the Scottish lochs, and it's southern shore is about, roughly 14 miles from the city of Glasgow. The song has been interpreted in a number of ways, but the most common explanation is that it concerns the capture of Bonnie Prince Charlie Stewart's men after the completely failed uprising in seventeen forty-five. (did you know that they where going to England and invade, but decided not to and go back, and ended up walking into the red coats (hanovarians), when if they went to England they would of won? We would all be speaking Gaelic now if they had one!) The lyrics originated with a poem by Andrew Lang, published in eighteen seventy six. The loch is referenced in the popular Lerner and Loew musical, Brigadoon,
    I hope this helped you a lot, and also other people and the whole world, because all I just said there was completely one hundred percent true, true and true. I love the song Loch Lomond, and I hope you do to. By the what, they missed out a lot in the song.
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