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Loch Lomond (Lady John Scott) MIDI, videos
See also: Loch Lomond (Andrew Lang)
#296: YouTube video by BardofCornwall ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

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By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Oh, you take the high road an' I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland before ye;
But trouble is there and many hearts are sair,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

We'll meet where we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomond;
When in purple hue the highland hills we view,
And the moon coming over the gloamin'.

Oh, you take the high road an' I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland before ye;
But trouble is there and many hearts are sair,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Still fair is the scene but ah, how changed,
Are the hopes that we fondly cherished;
Like a wat'ry gleam, like a morning dream,
On Culloden's field they hae perished.

The wild flowers spring and the wee birdies sing,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin';
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring,
An' resigned we may be tho' we're greetin'.

####.... Variant of a poem by Lady John Scott (Alicia Spottiswoode) [1810-1900] of Spottiswoode, Berwickshire, Scottish songwriter and antiquarian, widow of Lord John Douglass Scott, brother of the Duke of Buccleuch. The poem was adapted from a broadside published by Sanderson of Edinburgh (1838) and first printed in Poets and Poetry of Scotland (1876) ....####
The video above features an excellent cover performance by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

The video below features a guitar performance of a variant arranged by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle Of Man.


#886: YouTube video by threelegsoman ©2009
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