Loch Lomond

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Traditional Music
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

D7 G                        C 
By yon bonnie banks, and by yon bonnie braes,

D7        G                 G7      C D 
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,

      Em        Bm             C 
Where me and my true love were ever wont to gae,

D7     Em      G7     C     G       D7 G 
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

CHORUS

D7  G                            C             D7 
Oh! ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,

    G                    C    D 
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;

    Em        Bm             C 
But me and my true love will never meet again,

D7     G              C     G       D7 G 
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. 

VERSE 2

 D7   G                       C 
'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,

D7     G                 G7     C D 
On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond,

         Em     Bm      C 
Where in purple hue the highland hills we view,

D7      Em   G7     C   G      D7   G 
And the moon coming out in the gloaming.

CHORUS

D7  G                            C             D7 
Oh! ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,

    G                    C    D 
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;

    Em        Bm             C 
But me and my true love will never meet again,

D7     G              C     G       D7 G 
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. 

VERSE 3

D7  G                        C 
The wee birdies sing and the wild flowers spring,

D7     G               G7      C    D 
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin',

        Em              Bm       C 
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again,

D7         Em     G7  C     G          D7   G 
Though the waeful may cease frae their greeting.

CHORUS

D7  G                            C             D7 
Oh! ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road,

    G                    C    D 
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;

    Em        Bm             C 
But me and my true love will never meet again,

D7     G              C     G       D7 G 
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. 

Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Guitar B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Mandolin B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Piano B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Ukulele B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7