Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go Lassie Go)


Key: G

Form: Reel (and song*)

ABC

X:23006
T:Wild Mountain Thyme
T:Will you go Lassie go
T:Braes o Balquhidder
R:Reel
C:Trad.
O:Scotland
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
K:G
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"C"e4 "G"d2 B2|("Em"AG3) z2 AB|"G"c3 B A2 G2|E G3 G3 E|
("G"D3E) "C"G G3|"G"G4 z2 Bd|"C"e4 e3 d|"G"B d3 z2 Bd|"C"e4 "G"d2 B2|("Em"AG3) z2 AB|
"Am"c3 B A2 G2|"C"E G3 G2 E2|("G"D3E) "C"G G3|"G"G6|]

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Sheet Music in PDF: Wild Mountain Thyme

YouTube: (by Don Williams & The Chieftains)

Source (if known): Francis McPeake, who first recorded it for the BBC series “As I Roved Out” in 1957.**

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Region: Scotland, but**

Notes:

*Lyrics:

Oh, the summertime is comin’,
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather

Chorus:

Will ye go, lassie, will ye go?
And we’ll all go together to pick wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather.
Will ye go, lassie, will ye go?

I will build my love a bower
By yon pure crystal fountain
And around it I will place
All the flowers of the mountain.

Chorus

If my true love e’er should leave me
I would surely find another
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.

Chorus

Oh, the autumn-time is comin’,
And the leaves are gently falling,
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather

Chorus


** According to a comment by Randy Thornborn on YouTube, this “is not a Scottish song. It was written by the Northern Irish singer Francis McPeake”.