The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10357 Message #71655
Posted By: Roddy
17-Apr-99 - 09:13 PM
Thread Name: Wild mountain thyme
Subject: RE: Wild mountain thyme
Let's put this to bed once and for all:- 1. The song is indeed Tannahill's "Braes o' Balquidder." 2. The claim that Francis Mc Peake Sr. - the grandfather of the present "Young" Francie - wrote it is spurious. 3. There was no court case which "the Mc Peakes won". There was lots of local interest in the use of the song in the TV ad. and some threatening noises were made, but the claim was so patently wrong that the whole thing was quietly forgotten .