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 will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.

O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low
An' I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
For me and me 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 Lomon',
Where in deep purple hue the Hieland hills we view,
An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin'.


The wee birdies sing and the wild flow'rs spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin';
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring
Tho' the waefu' may cease frae their greavin'


The song was apparently written by a young soldier
his sweetheart. Two
of Bonnie Prince Charlies soldiers were captured in
Carlisle after the
abortive rising of 1745. One wrote the song, the
was released and
took it back to Scotland to give to his colleagues
sweetheart. The low road
refers to the soldiers impending death and the path
his spirit, whilst
the high road is either the sign of hope for which
sacrificed his life,
or the actual road back to Scotland over the high
rugged hills.
Hence, his spirit would return via the low road and
back in Scotland

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Meaning to "Loch Lomond" song lyrics (13 meanings)
Juliaburton1@live.co.uk 01/28/11,13:57

Not Scottish but you must be so proud to be brings a tear to your eye and more.just come back from loch lomand wonderfull
Asian girl 11/16/11,00:17

i sang this song in pri school in singapore, in mandarin!! As an adult i heard the original version and was amazed how it was so closely translated into mandarin.
Raven Song 11/03/11,21:08

This song makes me so proud of my scottish heritage. I may not be completly scott but im proud nonetheless
George Smith 07/18/17,01:25

I'm from Liverpool prior to emigrating to Canada in 1957, where I live in Orillia, Ontario which has boasted a fine Scottish Festival since 1977. I also play honkeytonk piano singalongs professionally and produce researched singalong books. I use the phrase 'Ever Meet Again" instead of never meet again because a number of years ago I came across an article which explained that there was a folk lore belief that the spirit of all expatriate Scots would eventually return to the land of their birth, hence the "Low Road" to rejoin their loved one through eternity.
Siv 07/12/14,06:39

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Bonnie 01/23/12,21:16

My great-great-grandfather was a Scott refugee...I seem to have inherited the red hair. I love this song! One of my friends can sing the perfectly!
Harper 12/22/10,18:35

Such a beautiful, sad song. Although I prefer the story that the girl had second sight and visited the soldier in spirit before he died.
Keely 03/03/10,08:41

What a beautiful song...love playing on the bagpipes. It's so sad but so sweet at teh same time. I'm not sure what else there is to say about it other than it's beautiful
HPM 03/12/12,18:24

As a child, I sometimes attended church services with my grandmother. Each service began with this song. Yes, many scots attended this service. The song brings back many memories.
Melinda 05/23/10,12:41

our concert band is playing this for our graduation peice &our band director is leaving us this year.Our former band director died about 10yrs ago &we played it @ his wake.Just plain beautiful.love it
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