The Wild Mountain Thyme

The Blooming Heather
Will Ye Go, Lassie?

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Melody - Seq. by Barry Taylor
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O the summer time has come
And the trees are sweetly bloomin'
And wild mountain thyme
Grows around the purple 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?

2. I will build my love a tower
By yon clear crystal fountain
And on it I will pile
All the flowers of the mountain
Will ye go, lassie, go?
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3. I will range through the wilds
And the deep glen sae drearie
And return wi' the spoils
To the bower o' my dearie
Will ye go lassie go?
Chorus:

4. If my true love she'll not come
Then I'll surely find another
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the purple heather
Will ye go, lassie, go?
Chorus:


The Scots brough this song to America, especially in the Southern States, where it became one of the most popular ballads of the region (Tennessee and North Carolina). No mountain festival or Scottish even is ever complete without a rendition of this song, especially on the dulcimer. - Robert Penry.

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