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Wild Mountain Thyme
by Francis McPeake, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
If Scottish folk song has an anthem then this is it; everybody but everybody knows it.  So much so, in fact, that it received the ultimate accolade for a song, becoming so popular that it became taboo to sing it.  Just an example of the strange things that happen in the music business.

We have recorded this as a tribute to Alex Campbell, who took his music onto the streets in the days when there were no folk clubs.  From these humble beginnings Alex took his music into almost every known venue in the western world, in a career that spanned over 25 years and 100 albums.  Sadly Alex is no longer with us.  He was a man who blazed the trail for the rest of us.  We'll never see his likes again.

LYRICS:

Oh the summer time is come and the trees are sweetly bloomin'
And the wild mountain thyme grows amang the bloomin' heather
Will ye go lassie go?

Chorus:
   And we'll all go together, to pull wild mountain thyme
   All around the bloomin' heather, will ye go lassie go?

I will build my love a bower by yon clear crystal fountain
And on it I will pile a' the flooers o' the mountain
Will ye go lassie go?

Chorus

If my true love she were gone I would surely find another
Where the wild mountain thyme grows amang the bloomin' heather
Will ye go lassie go?

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