WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

Scottish song arranged, performed, recorded with

video creation and following notes by

Elspeth Nawrocki, from Moray, Scotland.

‘Wild Mountain Thyme’, also commonly known as ‘Will You Go Lassie Go’ is a classic Scottish song.  It appears to go back to the early 1800’s and is from a poem called ‘The Braes of Balquhither’ by Robert Tannahill  and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith. It has been recorded by a great many singers over the years including Rod Stewart, Joan Baez and The Corries.

Scroll down for link to backing track version. The following lyrics are as performed by Elspeth.


O the summer time has come

And the trees are sweetly blooming

And the Wild Mountain Thyme

Grows around the purple heather.

Will you go, lassie go?


And we'll all go together,

To pull Wild Mountain Thyme,

All around the bloomin’ heather.

Will you go, lassie go?


I will build my love a bower

By yon cool crystal fountain

And round it I will pile

All the wild flowers o’ the mountain

Will you go, lassie go?


I will range through the wilds

And the deep glens sae dreamy

And return with their spoils

Tae the bower o’ my dearie

Will you go, lassie go?


If my true love she’ll not come

Then I’ll surely find another

To pull Wild Mountain Thyme

All around the bloomin’ heather

Will you go, lassie go?


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