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also known as "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go" or "Purple Heather". While widely mistaken for a traditional song, the melody is the creation of McPeake, first performed in 1957 for the BBC radio music programme "As I Roved Out". The lyrics originate from Tannahill's song "The Brae o' Balquhidder", first published in the 1820s. McPeake is often found credited for the lyrics, but they are just a modernized version of Tannahill's. It has been reported that Tannahill's lyrics are based on an even earlier work (author unknown).
O the summer time has come
And the trees are sweetly bloomin'
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the bloomin' heather
Will ye go LassieGo?
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Wild Mountain Thyme Bards of a Feather Unverified

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February 16, 2009 First release