This track, also called “The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond”, is one of the most famous Scottish airs. It's played whilst the last bit of songs during an evening of revelry in Scotland, a phenomenon perhaps not observed in other areas of this United Kingdom.
Loch Lomond is a big Scottish pond situated between the standard counties of Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire. The lyrics are meant to make reference to one of Bonnie Prince Charlie's ill-fated supporters who was simply going to be performed for rebellion. His sweetheart had arrive at Carlisle, possibly to find his release, but he informed her he would be using the “low roadway” (most likely referring to the passage to your underworld) back to Loch Lomond, where they'd invested their particular happiest hours.
Scottish folk-rock musical organization Runrig has made the song its unofficial anthem, shutting most of the concerts with a rendition for more than 25 many years.
The tune had been even found in the show Smallville for a non-existent folk tune known as “The Birks of Saint Kilda”, played by a-clock as a clue for finding a relic that activated a piece of alien technology.