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When the Scots went south to Britain to fight for freedom they were defeated and the British cut off the heads of the dead Scottish soldiers then put them up on poles along the highway back to scotland. The families who had come to support those men could see the defeat first hand. That is why some take the High road or the main road where the cut of fheads were and some take the low road that was unencumbered by poles with soldiers heads on them.

Loch Lomond

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 By yon bonnie bonnie banks and yon bonnie, bonnie braes,
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 Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond

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 Where me and my true love were ever wont to go,

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 On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

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 O you take the high road and I’ll take the low road,

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 And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye.

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 But me and my true love will never meet again,

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 On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond.

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 ‘Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,

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 On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond.

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 Where in deep purple hue, the Hieland hills we view,

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 And the moon comin’ out in the gloaming CHORUS

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 The wee birdies sing and the wild flowers spring,

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 And in sunshine the waters are sleeping

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 But the broken heart, it kens nae second spring again,

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 Tho' the waeful may cease frae their greeting  CHORUS