On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond (or a small ode to my first handwoven scarf)

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 want to gae,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

first handwoven scarf
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.

folds
‘Twas then that we parted
In yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond,
Where in purple hue
The Highland hills we view,
And the moon coming out in the gloaming.

closeup of handweave
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.

braids
The wee birdie sang
And the wild flowers spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping,
But the broken heart it kens
Nae second Spring again,
Tho’ the waeful may cease frae their greeting.

presenting sleepyneko clan tartan
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.

Lyrics by Andrew Lang; photos and scarf by yours truly.

Special thanks to Cranford and Persuasion for getting this song stuck in my head. Because the scarf is almost nine feet long and very wide, it has a shawl-like appearance that makes me want to go to Scottish highlands and stand atop a hill and watch the vista go on for miles and miles.

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3 Responses to On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond (or a small ode to my first handwoven scarf)

  1. shari says:

    it’s fabulous e. i hope you guys are safe down there. if all else fails you can go to the pirate bar.

  2. Well done on weaving your first scarf!

  3. fawn pea says:

    Wow! I have been behind and am just catching up on your fall posts. Your first handwoven scarf is a masterpiece!

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