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English
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The Braes of Balquhither written by [Traditional], Robert Tannahill
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Scottish/Irish folk song, also known as "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?".
The lyrics and melody are a variant of the song "The Braes of Balquhither" by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill (1774–1810) and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith (1780–1829), but were adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake (1885–1971) into "Wild Mountain Thyme" and first recorded by his family in 1955.
The original version of the song, published in 1955, closely paraphrases the Tannahill version, which was published posthumously in 1821. Tannahill's original lyrics include a number of phrases that McPeake carried over into his song, including the lines "Let us go, lassie, go" and "And the wild mountain thyme" as he rewrote the song.
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Title Performer Release date Info
1955 First release
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June 1961
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August 1965
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May 1966
July 18, 1966
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Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go The Crofters 1969 Unverified
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April 1972
July 1973
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1975 A cappella
1975
Wild Mountain Thyme Terry McCann 1977 Unverified
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May 26, 1995
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1998 Live
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February 16, 1999
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October 20, 2000
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Wild Mountain Thyme Douglas September August 21, 2001 Unverified
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October 15, 2002
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April 4, 2003
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2003 Live
December 7, 2004
August 30, 2005
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May 2006
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August 13, 2007 Live
November 2007
Wild Mountain Thyme Mandy Keating & Helen McLachlan 2007 Unverified
2007
February 26, 2008
July 17, 2008
September 29, 2008 Released more than 10 years after its recording
February 13, 2009
March 2009
2009
November 1, 2010
(Planet Music Studio Artists) December 7, 2010
2010
September 26, 2011
November 4, 2011
2011
March 15, 2012
November 2, 2012
December 2012
March 7, 2013
March 18, 2013
March 24, 2014
August 29, 2014
The Wild Mountain Thyme Dan Evans 2014 Unverified
March 3, 2015
April 28, 2015
Wild Mountain Thyme Mark O'Connor [AU] November 21, 2015 Unverified
2015
May 6, 2016
November 4, 2016
March 17, 2017
May 12, 2017
The Wild Mountain Thyme Richard Meyer [US2] & Mark Babson (Richard Meyer [US2], Mark Babson) 2017 Unverified
June 19, 2018 A cappella
2018
February 2019
June 7, 2019
January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020
May 20, 2020 Live
June 19, 2020
October 12, 2020
December 4, 2020
September 1, 2021
December 9, 2021
December 15, 2021
March 23, 2022
November 18, 2022
March 24, 2023
August 4, 2023
November 24, 2023
Wild Mountain Thyme Máiréad Nesbitt 2023 Unverified
Wild Mountain Thyme Bards of A Feather Missing information
Wild Mountain Thyme Bards of a Feather Unverified

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Title Performer Release date Info
February 16, 2009 First release