THE WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

Backing track with added lyrics - Irish / Scottish song

The song is also known as "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?". "The Braes of Balquhither" is an early 19th century song about the hills (braes) around Balquhidder near Lochearnhead, written by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith.  

In the 1950s the song was adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake into "Wild Mountain Thyme".

O the summer time has come

And the trees are sweetly blooming

And 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 purple heather.

Will you go, lassie, go?

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