Saturday, April 14, 2012

L is for...


This isn't an artist, but it's a really good song that sooo many choirs and different groups sing. We actually sang this for choir last year! I just love it. It has a doomed yet romantic feel about it. Apparently there are many interpretations of what the song means and I'm too lazy to paraphrase so here is a direct quote from Wikipedia about it:

" One interpretation is that it is attributed to a Jacobite Highlander who was captured after the 1745 rising. The British played games with the Jacobites, and said that one of them could live and one would die. This is sung by the one who was sentenced to die, the low road referred to being the passage to the underworld. Some believe that this version is written to a lover who lived near the loch....Another interpretation of the 'Low Road' is that it refers to the traditional underground route taken by the 'fairies' or 'little people' who were reputed to transport the soul of a dead Scot who died in a foreign land - in this case, England - back to his homeland to rest in peace."

I could have spent hours looking at all the versions, but I was satisfied with this one. I love the ending! Comment with your favourite version!

"die die d-d-die die!"


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