Traditional Scottish Songs
- Loch Lomond

Perhaps the road which runs along the banks of Loch Lomond would be busy with tourists without the song below - the scenery alone would be enough to attract large numbers of visitors - but its fame would not be quite so great without this beautiful song. You can download an MP3 version of this song from Margaret Donaldson's Web site.

Loch Lomond

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes

Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomon'
Where me and my true love were ever wont tae gae
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'


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

Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen.

On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomon',
Where in purple hue, the hielan' hills we view,
An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin'.


The wee birdies sing, and the wild flowers spring,

While in sunshine the waters are sleepin'
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again,
Tho' the waefu' may cease free their greetin'.


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