Sunday 15 July 2007

On the bonnie, bonnie banks

Some popular cultcha, and some trivia. First, Scottish folk/rock band Runrig's version of "Loch Lomond":

I only just learned the "story" behind this song, it's about two Jacobean soldiers, captured as they retreated from England. One is to be hanged, and one set free. That's the low road and the high road: the one to be hanged is taking the "low" (underworld) road back to Scotland (so he'll be home first). The high road is the real road.

Anyway, even without the little snippet of trivia, it's worth a listen.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know the story behind the song either. Bet it makes you feel homesick!

Lis of the North said...

Oh it does indeed. Sniff. I'm going through a bit of a phase I think!

Anonymous said...

You're homesick :-(

So, did you go to Dalkeith High School?

Lis of the North said...

Baxter I'm so homesick it aches. I'll get over it.
I *did* go to Dalkeith High School. Class of 95. You?