[PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

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[PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by Amadan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:19 pm

I saw a friend playing this lovely tune.
But I don't know its name or composer. I know its a Scotch traditional song, and that’s all I know.
I made this small arrangement using Finale 2007 but I ignore if it assembles all the parts.
Does anyone recognize it?
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Re: [PDF] Anonymous - Traditional Scotch

Post by hphooper » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:45 pm

The bonnie, bonnie banks of "Loch Lomond"

--HH

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Re: [PDF] Anonymous - Traditional Scotch

Post by Carnbo » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:49 pm

There are many theories about the meaning of the song. One interpretation is that it is (apocryphally) attributed to a Jacobite Highlander who was captured after the 1745 rising while he was fleeing near Carlisle and is sentenced to die. The verse is his mournful elegy to another rebel who will not be executed. He claims that he will follow the "low road" (the spirit path through the underworld) and arrive in Scotland before his still-living comrade.
Another interpretation is that the song is sung by the lover of a captured rebel set to be to be executed in London following a show trial. The heads of the executed rebels were then set upon pikes and exhibited in all of the towns between London and Glasgow in a procession along the "high road" (the most important road), while the relatives of the rebels walked back along the "low road" (the ordinary road traveled by peasants and commoners).
(Quoted from Wikipedia)

First verse and chorus

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.

Chorus: O you’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye
For me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond.

Amadan

Re: [PDF] Anonymous - The bonnie, bonnie banks of " -Loch Lomond" -

Post by Amadan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:59 pm

Thanks "Double H" and Carnbo for the precious info about this song.
As soon I can record with a respectable sound quality, I'll try to post it

JoeO

Re: [PDF] Anonymous - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by JoeO » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:42 am

It's very nice

Thanks

MickeyD

Re: [PDF] Anonymous - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by MickeyD » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:30 pm

Thanks, my grandmother used to sing me to sleep with this tune as a lullabye back in the 1950s when I was a wee laddie.

neo18

Re: [PDF] Anonymous - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by neo18 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:06 am

Thank you very much.

I love this piece.

Greetinhs from
neo

clairnet1

Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by clairnet1 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:47 pm

this is a wonderfull piece. so dreamfull, like the land.. and when I understand the system here, than I can download the notes... I hope

I hear it the first time played on a you tube video. It`s so famous and variable to playing.

I hope that more traditionals find the way in the classical Guitar scores.

Greetings
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by Leslie » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:50 pm

Thank you for this nice transcription of a lovely lovely tune.
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by Euan Hannah » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:28 pm

Search out the recently disbanded Scottish Rock Band "Runrig" for a super rock version of this fine tune. Their version has become a Scottish, possibly even British classic. Lots of good folk arrangements as well with "The Corries" version probably being the bset known. Living fairly close to loch Lomond I have played my own versions of the tune on the actual Banks of Loch Lomond on a few occasions.

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by mmcd1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:35 am

I'm not familiar with the piece, but I just played through it and it's beautiful. I'll probably use a capo when I play it just to make it a little more interesting, to me at least. Thank you for sharing this!

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by Linda » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:14 am

Thank you very much. Really nice arrangement.

Thanks again,
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by liuguowei » Fri May 05, 2017 5:06 pm

thank you all for s piece. I found a free arrangement on Guitar Downunder.
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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Fri May 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Very nice piece and thank you for the pdf of it!

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - The bonnie, bonnie banks of 'Loch Lomond'

Post by Fabbri » Thu May 11, 2017 2:38 pm

Thank you for this beautiful lament. Do you know what it means? It is sometimes said to refer to reprisals carried out by English troops (or foreign mercenaries) after one of Scotland's failed rebellions, but I've never seen a convincing explanation. (Unlike Over the Sea to Skye, which is less ambiguous.)

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