Famous Quotations

Where did the saying take the high road come from?

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05/07/2008

Could be from the traditional Scottish song, The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, which begins: By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,

Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,

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

On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond. Oh, ye'll tak the high road, and I'll tak the low road,

And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;

But me and my true love will never meet again

On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.