Wild Mountain Thyme lyrics

by The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Oh, the summer time is coming,
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will ye go, lassie go?

Chorus:
And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather,
Will ye go, lassie, go?

I will build my love a tower
Near yon pure crystal fountain,
And on it I will build,
All the flowers of the mountain.
Will ye go, lassie go? ... Chorus

If my true love, she were gone,
I will surely find another
Where wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will ye go, lassie go?... Chorus

Oh, the summertime is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will ye go, lassie go?... Chorus

Song Details

Wild Mountain Thyme

Music & Lyrics: Francis McPeake... more.

First recording: 1957 by McPeak's nephew, also named Francis McPeake.

Brief: McPeake is said to have written the song about his wife after she had died. He remarried many years later, and his son Francis McPeake II, added another verse to celebrate the marriage.

Titles: The song was originally named Wild Mountain Thyme but is also known as "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?"

Category: Irish Folk Song

Popular Recording Artists: The Clancy Brothers recorded the song in 1962 and Ed Sheeran recorded it in 2013 with many other artists in between, including The Mudmen, Judy Collins, Sarah Moore, The Irish Tenors, Phil Coulter, Brogue, The Corries, John McDermott, The Irish Rovers, The Chieftans, The High Kings...

Logo Wild Mountain Thyme from the album The Clancy Brothers Collection 1956-62

Logo Will Ye Go Lassie Go from the album The High Kings

The High Kings

Will Ye Go, Lassie Go Lyrics by The High Kings

Will ye go, Lassie go?
And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

I will build my love a bower
Near yon' pure crystal fountain
And on it I will pile
All the flowers of the mountain
Will ye go, Lassie go?

And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

If my true love she were gone
I would surely find another
Where wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

Oh the summertime is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

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