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Loch Lomond

First line:
By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes
attributed to Lady John Douglas Scott
author of text

A traditional air. Although this song is attributed to Lady John Douglas Scott, legend has it that it was composed by one of Prince Charlie’s captured followers on the eve of his execution. The ‘low road’ is the way his soul will return to his homeland after death—quicker than his friend travelling by the more usual ‘high road’.

from notes by John Currie 2000


Songs of Scotland


Track 1 on CDH55336 [2'55]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55336 track 1

Recording date
16 April 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs of Scotland (CDA67106)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: March 2000
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Superseded by CDH55336
  2. Songs of Scotland (CDH55336)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: July 2009
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