take the low road,
And You'll take the high road,
And I'll be in Scotland before you.
But me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
in the aftermath of Culloden, Jacobite prisoner
Donald MacDonnell knew he would be hanged, and penned
this little ditty that spoke of his return to Loch
Lomond via the low road - swinging from the gallows
- rather than the high road others would take.