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Loch Lomond
Alastair McDonald Lyrics


By yon bonny banks
and by yon bonny braes
where the sun shines bright
on Loch Lomond
where me and my true love
were ever once so gay
on the bonny bonny banks of
Loch Lomond
Now you'll take the high road
and I'll take the low road
and I'll be in Scotland afore ye
but me and my true love
will never meet again
on the bonny bonny 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 comin' out
in the gloaming.

Now you'll take the high road
and I'll take the low road
and I'll be in Scotland afore ye
but me and my true love
will never meet again
on the bonny bonny banks
of Loch Lomond.

the wee birdies sing
and the wild flowers spring
and in sunshine the waters are sleepin'
but the broken-hearted kens
nae second spring again
though the may cease
the grievin'

Now you'll take the high road
and I'll take the low road
and I'll be in Scotland afore ye
but me and my true love
will never meet again
on the bonny bonny banks
of Loch Lomond.
on the bonny bonny banks
of Loch Lomond.

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Philip HENRY

So sad is the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie...
But still today, all these moving and beautiful melodies remind us of him.
They remind us of his courage, his honour, but also his sad destiny.

Alexandr Tsenin

great song!greetings from Siberia!Freedom for Scotland

medicenastor m

I'm Galician too, currently studing in Glasgow, and probably here to stay. Listening to this gives me the chills. I'm happy that thanks to Uxio you found out about Galicia. Such a beautiful land. When I was 5 my Godmother gave me a music box with this melody. I use to listen to it in order to sleep. It wasn't until I got to Scotland that I listened to it in a Ceilidh and recognized it, that I found out about its origin. Now I can't stop listening to it. Such lovely memories connected to this song. :D

18 75

Alba gu brath. Out day will come.

MyMoppet52

A spoken narration by Leo Maguire leads into this lovely acoustic "Loch Lomond" by Alastair McDonald  in the album "Scotland in Song". A lovely, lovely version. I know why many consider Mr. McDonald the Bard of Scotland. Enjoy!

MyMoppet52

@ilona Peterson
Thank you. This would be in my Celtic Playlist. I loved the story & also the music, of course. Wishing you a great weekend.(I'm having problems still, so napping & resting. That is still a great weekend in my books.).

ilona p

Wonderful !!!!!!

jackh337

Thank you for uploading this. I don't have any personal connection to this song, but it is beautiful and I am grateful that it has been preserved.

E McDonald

I have all his music. My favourite is Silver Darlings.

MyMoppet52

@E McDonald I don't have it all. Just bits & pieces. I will look that song up. Thank you, Moppet

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