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Loch Lomond

First line:
By yon bonny banks and yon bonny braes
1921; traditional Scottish melody
author of text

The Scottish folk-song Loch Lomond (or The bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond) was first published in 1841 in Vocal Melodies of Scotland. According to Scottish tradition, the words imply that when a Scotsman dies his soul travels to Scotland before passing on to the next world. Thus the high road pertains to the living and the low road to the dead. However, the original lyrics amounted to a Jacobean lament after the Battle of Culloden. According to one of the many interpretations based on this specific historical context, Loch Lomond is sung by the lover of a captured Jacobite rebel who is to be executed in London after a show trial. The executed rebels’ heads would be stuck on pikes and displayed at major towns along the main road (or 'high road') between London and Edinburgh, while relatives would walk back along the low road used by commoners.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


All in the April Evening
CDH88008Archive Service
Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Over hill, over dale


Track 8 on CDH88008 [3'46] Archive Service
Track 1 on CDA66777 [3'50]
Track 13 on SIGCD447 [3'24] Download only

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