"Wild Mountain Thyme" (aka "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?") is a Scottish/Irish folk song with lyrics and melody being a variant of the song "The Braes of Balquhither" by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill (1774–1810) and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith (1780–1829). The lyrics and melody were adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake (1885–1971) into "Wild Mountain Thyme" and first recorded by his family in the 1950s. The song has been covered by a myriad of artists.
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