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Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON Info Req: Loch Lomond/You Take the High Road (46) RE: Loch Lomond/ You Tak the High Road 26 Feb 99

Pardon the blank message above. I hit the Enter button by mistake.

I think, like many well-known folk songs, the words to Loch Lomond were likely put to a much older melody, which has been lost in the mists of time. Another example is Danny Boy, which refers to the lyrics put to the traditional air entitled "Air from the County Derry" or the "Derry(Londonderry) Air." My personal view is that the Danny Boy lyrics are overdone, and we should stick to the music.

Buth having ranted my fill, back to Loch Lomond. I don't know the name of the melody to which these lyrics have been attached, but another lovely song using the same melody is "Red is the Rose", the words to which were composed in recent years by Sarah Makem, the mother of Tommy Makem, and a fine singer in her own right. A lovely song worth learning.

Keep the Faith.

Jack Hickman

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