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Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme

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BRAES OF BALQUIDDER
FLOWERS OF PEACE
GO, LASSIE, GO
HIGHLANDS OF HEAVEN
PEGGY ALISON
THE BRAES OF BELQUETHER
THE FAIR O' BALAMINNA
THE WILD MOUNTING TIME
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME


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RiGGy 18 Aug 99 - 03:36 PM
JedMarum 18 Aug 99 - 03:51 PM
Liam's Brother 18 Aug 99 - 04:09 PM
RiGGy 18 Aug 99 - 05:40 PM
Barbara 18 Aug 99 - 07:12 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 18 Aug 99 - 07:22 PM
Rick Fielding 19 Aug 99 - 01:46 AM
Bugsy 19 Aug 99 - 04:57 AM
Roger the zimmer 19 Aug 99 - 05:24 AM
Muzishun 19 Aug 99 - 08:24 AM
Jeri 19 Aug 99 - 09:35 AM
MMario 19 Aug 99 - 10:04 AM
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Subject: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme?
From: JedMarum
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 02:34 PM

I am told there is a fourth (maybe more) verse for Wild Mountain Thyme. Anyone know it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: MMario
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 02:58 PM

Here are the additional verses I know:

Oh the Summer time is fading
and the leaves are fiery burning
And the wild mountain thyme
casts its seed 'round the blooming heather
etc....

When the summer's but a memory
And the trees are bare and withered
Still the wild mountain thyme
Sleeps beneath the snow-capped heather

My true loves's waiting for me
Where the summer lasts forever
And I'll always see her smile
As I walk thru the blooming heather
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: JedMarum
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 03:05 PM

Thank you kindly! I'll sing them this weekend!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: RiGGy
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 03:36 PM

Waddabout ?:

I will wander far & wide
Through yon dark valley dreary
Til at length I'll return
To the bower of my deary

RiGaToni

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: JedMarum
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 03:51 PM

got it~! thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 04:09 PM

Hey RiGGy!

Sounds like philandering to me... would be tough for us married guys to sing! As for Liam Devilinhim, no problem.

Will I see you on Balclutha on 11SEP?

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: RiGGy
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 05:40 PM

2B sure !

How'd you know about Mary ??

RiG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Barbara
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 07:12 PM

as in "...tough for us Mary'd guise to sing...", RiGGy?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 07:22 PM

Hey, Dan. Do you have a phone number for your house concert in Davis? And where and when is your SF concert? By the way, I asked one of the regulars at the Starry Plough how late the session lasted: he said he believed it went until eleven or so (it was still going at about eleven the night I lost my virginity there) and that the pub closes at midnight on Sundays. As I say, he was a patron, not an employee, so I'll check with an official source and get back to you. --seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 01:46 AM

Our own Sandy introduced the song to North America. Never heard him sing the other verses though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Bugsy
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 04:57 AM

I thought there was another verse that went:

If my true love she is gone
I will surely find another
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 05:24 AM

I learned this song in the late 60's from a Scots friend and his last verse was as Bugsy's except that the first line was:
If my true love should prove false

I might have learned more if he didn't tend to lapse into Gaelic half way down the bottle of Glenmorangie (he is from Easter Ross)
Now we're both in semi-respectable middle age our respective spouses keep us under some control!


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
From: Muzishun
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 08:24 AM

Another version:

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

I will build my love a bower
By yon crystal flowing fountain
And in it I'll put all
The flowers of the mountain
Will ye go, laddie go?

If my true love he won't go
I will surely find another
To pull wild mountain thyme
from all around the blooming heather
Will ye go, laddie go?

And we'll all go together
To pull wild mountain thyme
From all around the blooming heather
Will ye go, laddie, go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 09:35 AM

I believe the history of Wild Mountain Thyme is that Francis McPeake wrote the song (in its three-verse-and-a-chorus version) trying to remember BRAES OF BALQUIDDER

I've heard various fourth verses added to the original, but none of them seem to have stuck. One, written by Steve Suffet (from memory - it may have mistakes):

"With my collie I did stroll
All upon the blooming heather
But my collie didn't piddle
Though we walked for half an hour
Will ye go, Lassie, go..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: MMario
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:04 AM

Oh the night is dark and stormy
and stay by the fire I ought-a
but I've yet to walk my collie
and she needs to pass her water!

will ye go, lassie...

For Three hours now I'm waiting
Icy cold and shiver-shaking
She's examined every grass-blade
And she's yet to take a squat-a

will ye go lassie go!

(first time I heard this there was a dog in the audience...
every time "Will ye go lassie go" was sung the dog would give a single bark. Had the entire place in tears!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: JedMarum
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:04 AM

it seems, like any true folk song, this lovely one has many verses, and many versions. i have also heard that both scot and irish traditions claim the tune. any thoughts on that?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: paddymac
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:46 AM

Liam- thanks for starting a great thread. I, like you, have heard it "claimed" as of irish and scottish origin. Someone might someday find the "first published" version and stake a claim based on that, but that wouldn't necessarily establish origin. It's such a simple and singable melody that it probably crossed the straits on the first curragh and nearly instantaneously spread throught the islands.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: JedMarum
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:49 AM

... and that fact that its origins are obscure only add to its charm!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:37 AM

You notice how the Wild Mountain Thyme thread just got refreshed? Well, I meant to do that. Honest! I meant to post a couple of verses in there, just to refresh the thread.

Enjoy, Jeri, maker of dogs' breakfasts and screwer of pooches.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:39 AM

...and I carefully avoided mentioning the earlier thread, the scars haven't all healed yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 12:04 PM

Sorry, Rog. I didn't notice the spilled blood the first time I read the other thread. If it's any consolation, I somehow managed to get the link to go directly to the verses I posted. I stuck them in below so folks don't have to visit the other thread.

From here

I will range through the wilds
And the deep land so dreary
And return with the spoils
To the bower o' my dearie;
Will ye go, lassie, go?

Oh, the autumn-time is comin'
And the leaves will soon be fallin',
And the blossoms o' the summer
Will soon wither on the mountain;
Will ye go, lassie, go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: COINWOLF
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 02:19 PM

I will walk through the valley,
And I will walk until I'm weary,
And I will pick that mountain thyme,
And take it back home to my deary.

Will you go Lassie go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: vectis
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 06:48 PM

If my true love she won't have me
I will not mourne or weep
I'll go out onto the moor
And I'll find myself a sheep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: mg
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 07:00 PM

I heard someone sing this

Soon the war will be between us
And the heath be but a memory
But how can you go
When the bloom is on the heather

mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 01:00 AM

I will range it through the wilds
and the deep glen sae dreary
and return wi the spoils
to the bower of my dearie
will ye go lassie go

This is the third vesre which comes from the song 'The braes of Balquidder'
which is the orginal song

And Frances McPeake wrote a verseion of the song "will ye go lassie go'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Hrothgar
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 04:11 AM

The way I heard it:

I will range the mountains high
And the dark glen sae dreary
And return with my spoil
To the bower of my dearie.

- from Eric Davies, who ran the Liz Folk Club in Sydney around 1974-76.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: breezy
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 08:53 AM

I will climb yon high high hill
And the deep glen so dreary
And there I'll go in search
Of my ain true handsome Jeannie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 09:18 AM

Ted Edwards once sang a verse (during the Thatcher regime) which went:

All the people of this land
In your homes so dark and claggy
Return with one voice
With this chorus to our Maggie
...Will ye go, lassie, go?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST,Van Lingle
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 08:42 PM

Here's two verses stuck together:

When the rude, wintry winds,
Nightly rain 'round our dwelling,
And the roar of the wind,
'Oer the night breeze is swelling,
So merrily we'll sing,
As the storm rambles o'er us,
'til the dear sheiling rings,
With a light and lilting chorus.

At least that's how I remember it. vl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: David Ingerson
Date: 07 Jan 03 - 05:41 PM

I sang this at my own wedding but changed the words to

If my true love does prove true,
Then I'll surely need no other....

And, indeed...

David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 02:28 PM

A visitor to our session a few weeks ago sang this verse:

Oh the wild winter's wind
Blows around our humble dwelling
while we around the fire
Lift our voices with our singing
Will ye go......


Marion


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 01:48 AM

My version of the song goes:

And we'll all come together,
And drink straight turpentine
And fall down in the bloomin' heather.
Will you go, lassie will you go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:18 AM

I thought 'The Braesof Balquidder' (which is pretty well the same song) was written by Robert Tannahill around 1800.It is certainlyattributed to him in R A Smith's 'Scotish Minstrel'. Malcolm Douglas, where are you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: woodsie
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:43 AM

Purple Heather!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Pied Piper
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:54 AM

And lets not forget the traditional hand gestures.
PP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:52 AM

I sing the Braes of Balquither to the tune Will you come to the Bower with the first line of the first verse as a chorus. The Scots Irish mix was obligatory

I'm not inovative enough to write songs but I can put words to music - though when in a hurry it is easy (for me) to take a traditional or well known tune and the words fit. I think it is because there are far fewer rhythms than words - did you ever hear the Kippers whistle a monologue?

Anne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:50 PM

A friend of mine, Paddy Graber of Vancouver, sings an idiosyncratic version of this called "The Craig above Kilmara" [to the tune of "I know where I'm going"], which he likes to believe inspired Tannahill to write his version, and was at the back of McPeake's mind when he wrote his song. Does anyone have this? I can post the words if you like.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 01:46 AM

Another variation of one verse I've discovered:

If my true love, she were gone
I would not seek another . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 02:23 AM

Always interested in interesting contributions, Murray. That's what this place is all about, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 05:39 AM

There are dozens of verses, I've heard this one sung:

I will build myself a boat and sail out on the ocean,
To find wild mountain thyme, it's the flower of true devotion.


At several clubs which I've known, it was customary to sing the song around the room at the end. I usually used to make up a new verse each week so I wouldn't get caught out. I think the verse from Vectis was an adaption of one of mine (she's heard me sing it several times):

If my true love chucks me out, then her love she can keep
I'll just pull on me wellies, and find myself a sheep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fourth verse for Wild Mountain Thyme
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 07:35 AM

When the heather loses bloom
And the snow lies on the mountain
In my dreams I'll walk with thee
All around the crystal fountain
Will ye go, lassie go.


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