Sunday, February 3, 2013

Donald MacDonnell Married Mary Cameron

From The Celtic magazine, Volume 6Donald MacDonnell, who  married....thirdly, Mary Cameron of Glen-Nevis, with issue----

He was killed at Culloden, and succeeded by his only son...  Did he (Donald MacDonnell) write this?!

I'll 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.

Captured 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. [Source]

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