Loch Lomond Lyrics &
Sheet Music

Loch Lomond lyrics and sheet music, now with an early intermediate piano arrangement for your music students.  Two different sets of lyrics (the most well-known, and the original) and several keys to choose from, lead sheets and vocal plus piano accompaniment in 6 keys!

Here is a new piano arrangement, which is actually very OLD... it is almost note-for-note the old John Schaum arrangement that I played in my childhood and can no longer find.  I loved it so much that I want my students to know it too: 

Early intermediate piano Loch Lomond

Listen to this very polished performance by Peter Hollens:



I have always loved this song, since I first played it on the piano as a little girl.  The lyrics were a mystery... what did it mean, the low road and the high road?  Most interpretations connect to the Jacobite uprising against England in 1745.  I THINK that is the setting for the story Lorna Doone as well... (which has beautiful, evocative music).

Loch Lomond lyrics old and new with piano arrangement

Download Loch Lomond for intermediate piano

Students who are not ready for the fast-moving chord inversions in part 2 may still be able to put page 1 hands together.   The "crushed" note, C#, helps give the bass part a "bagpipe"-like sound... at least that is how I have always heard it in my imagination!  And this is one of those songs that can carry you away to another time and place...

The arrangement below is especially for vocalists:


Scottish song with lyrics old & new, piano accompaniment & vocal

Download Loch Lomond for voice & piano in the key of C

Download Scottish song for voice & piano in the key of D

Download Loch Lomond in the key of Eb

Download Loch Lomond in F (shown above)

Download song in the key of G

Download song in the key of A


The LEAD SHEETS for this beautiful song:

Loch Lomond lyrics and music for singers

Loch Lomond lyrics and sheetmusic for singers with oldest words

Download Loch Lomond lyrics and music in the key of C

Download lyrics and music in the key of D

Download music in the key of Eb

Download Loch Lomond in the key of F

Download Loch Lomond lyrics and sheet music in the key of G

For your beginning guitarists, here are guitar tabs in the keys of C & G:

Guitar tabs for Loch Lomond

Tabs for Loch Lomond for guitar

Download guitar tabs for Scottish song in the key of C

Download song with tabs in the key of G


And here is a super-easy arrangement in Middle C position for beginners:

Loch Lomond for beginner piano

Download easy piano arrangement for Loch Lomond

This video shows a rendition by The Corries using the oldest words, which I have included with my vocal sheets.  It is a beautiful solo performance, live, with the saddest words:

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Colorado Trail - a genuine cowboy song, just one verse, surprisingly lovely

Down by the Salley Gardens - this pretty song from England is a setting for a poem by William Butler Yeats about trying to hurry love

Erie Canal - a vigorous minor melody that kids like, with lots of repeating phrases

Green Bushes - a fast, light, pretty melody that speaks of false-hearted love, and feels very "English" in both lyrics and chord progressions

Grenadier and the Lady - Number One with me!  So beautiful, somewhat sad. Lots of opportunities for expressive singing.

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Lovely.  Important for breath control and learning to mold a phrase.

Lavender's Blue, a pretty song that is VERY simple to sing!  Perfect for young girls.

Loch Lomond, the most famous song of all from Scotland.  Still beautiful.

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