"The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond", or simply "Loch
Lomond" for short, is a well-known traditional Scottish
song (Roud No. 9598). It was first published in 1841 in
Vocal Melodies of Scotland.
This is the Irish variant of the song called "Red Is
the Rose" and is sung with the same melody but
different (although similarly themed) lyrics. It was
popularized by Irish folk musician Tommy Makem. Even
though many people mistakenly believe that Makem wrote
"Red is the Rose", it is a traditional Irish folk song.