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Sat, 15 Dec 2007
A NEW TOBY BUCKET STORY XX WITH ADDED SONG|TOBY BUCKET and TILLY
Fly away for a PICNIC .
Toby got up
Tilly is flying them up to
Scotland for a picnic in Loch Lomond.
flying in Tilly's hot air balloon.
It is Tilly's friend,
Sarah Salt's Birthday today.
They are taking
her a special wee present. I wonder what it
I think you might find it in the next
So if you scroll down to
the next page you will be able to ask Mummy or
Daddy, or both of them to play the song for you.
I'm sure they will teach you the beautiful words
and tell you the very sad
The Bonnie Bonny
Banks of Loch Lomond
explanation to this beautiful song is quite
wonderful in itself.
- By yon bonnie
banks, and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright, on Loch Lomond
Where me and my true love, were ever wont to
On the bonnie bonnie banks, of Loch
Oh ye'll tak' the high road An' I'll tak' the
And I'll be in scotland afore ye
For me and my true love will never meet
Again on the bonnie bonny banks of Loch Lomond
- We'll meet where we parted, in yon
On the steep steep side, of Ben Lomond
Where in purple hue, the hie-lands we view
And the moon looks out, frae the gloamin'
- Still fair is the scene, but ah!
Are the hopes that we fondly cherished
Like a wa-t'ry gleam, like a morning dream
On Cul-lo-dens field, they ha'e per-rished
- The wild
flowers spring, and the wee birds sing
And in sun-shine the waters, are sleepin'
But the broken heart, a kens nae second spring
And re-sign'd we may be, tho' we're greetin'
Thank you very much for
letting me use your wonderful
CD: Simple Gifts -
The Music of Frank Ticheli volume 2 ....
LOCH LOMOND; By yon bonnie banks,;
And by yon bonnie braes,; Where the sun
shines bright, ... This is Sarah Salt's Wee
Present, the CD of the
- At the time in
Scottish history when "Loch Lomond" was a
new song, the United Kingdom (which united
Scotland, England, and Wales)
had already been formed. But the Highland
Scots wanted a Scottish, not
an English King to rule. Led by their Bonnie
Prince Charlie (Prince Charles
Edward Stuart) they attempted unsuccessfully
to depose Britain's King George
II. An army of 7,000 Highlanders were
defeated on April 16, 1746 at the
famous Battle of Culloden Moor.
- It is this same
battle that indirectly gives rise to this beautiful
song. After the battle, many Scottish
soldiers were imprisoned within England's
Carlisle Castle, near the border of Scotland.
"Loch Lomond" tells
the story of two Scottish soldiers who were
so imprisoned. One of them
was to be executed, while the other was to be
set free. According to Celtic
legend if someone dies in a foreign land, his
spirit will travel to his
homeland by "the low road" - the route for
the souls of the dead.
In the song, the spirit of the dead soldier
shall arrive first, while the
living soldier will take the "high road" over
to arrive afterwards.
- The song is
from the point of view of the soldier who will be
When he sings, "ye'll tak' the high road and
I'll tak' the low road"
in effect he is saying that you will return
alive, and I will return in
spirit. He remembers his happy past, "By yon
bonnie banks ... where
me and my true love were ever wont to gae
[accustomed to go]" and
sadly accepts his death "the broken heart it
ken nae [knows no] second
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