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"Loch Lomond," Lyrics, Text Format

Intermediate syncopation stepping and skipping up and down the staff, including two tonic arpeggios, I6 (F6): Do/Mi/So/La.



  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Scotland, United Kingdom – Folk Song (1841)
  • Key: F Major 
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: through composed*
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ti/ ri ta ti ti | syncopation,
    | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Do\La (m3), Do/Mi/So/La8 ascending tonic arpeggio w/6th
    (I6, F6), So8\Mi (m3), Mi/So8 (m3), So/Ti (M3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half. dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation on the fourth quarter of the second and fourth beats (uh of 2, uh of 4) 
  • Key Words: world geography: Loch Lomond**, Scotland, Highland Boundary Fault (separating the lowland from the highland), Great Britain, freshwater loch (lake), high road, low road; Old English: afore (before), ye (you) , bonnie (pretty); contractions: ye’ll (you will), I’ll (I will)
  • Recorder: intermediate: syncopation on the fourth quarter of the second and fourth beats (uh of 2, uh of 4), ascending tonic arpeggio w/6th (I6, F6), excellent practice moving up and down the staff by steps and skips

*Only the chorus is represented here.
** Lomond: large freshwater lake containing many islands.

“Loch Lomond”

Oh! Ye’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road,
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

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