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Audio Samples

Loch Lomond

This Scottish folk song is traditionally the final song played at the end of a wedding reception or party in Scotland. It has been recorded by groups as diverse as hard rock band AC/DC, jazz singer Maxine Sullivan, and the a cappella group The Kings Singers. It makes a beautiful harp solo or I can accompany a singer. This piece is a staple for Burns Night and St. Andrew's celebrations, and can also be played for wedding ceremonies and private parties.

This piece can be played on pedal harp or lever harp.


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 road,
And I'll be in Scottland a'fore ye,
But me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.

'Twas then that we parted, in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomond,
Where in purple hue, the hieland hills we view,
And the moon coming out in the gloaming.

The wee birdies sing and the wildflowers spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping.
But the broken heart it kens, nae second spring again,
Though the waeful may cease frae their grieving.

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