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Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.

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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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Subject: Will ya go lassie go.
From: GUEST,Gdrukarov@home.com
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 08:50 AM

Hi I am looking for lyrics to a song I have heard at the Ren Fair. The title is "Will ya go lassie go". If you have them please e-mail me Thanx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: kendall
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 09:03 AM

did you look in the DT?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Tony Burns
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 09:11 AM

The song is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

clicky here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: kendall
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 09:12 AM

Oh the summertime is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain tyme grows around the bloomg heather
Will ye go lassie go?, To pick wild mountain tyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go lassie go?
I will build my love a bower near yon pure crystal fountain
And on it I will pile all the flowers of the mountain
Will ye go lassie go?
repeat refrain

If my true love she wont come
I will surely find another
Where the wild mountain tyme grows around the blooming heather
Will ye go lassie go?

repeat refrain

repeat first verse (optional)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: kendall
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 09:15 AM

boy, did I screw this up..better use the clicky thing, you could do worse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 10:42 AM

This one has come up quite a bit in the past, so it's probably not a good idea to post the lyrics yet again!   Tony Burns gave a link to the MacPeake version on the DT; here is a link to a recent discussion:  Help: real origin of Wild Mountain Thyme  and here is a link to a list of links to previous discussions, and related lyrics on the Database:  Lyr Add: Wild Mountain Thyme--Variation.

Malcolm


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Subject: Additional verses
From: Abby Sale
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 11:48 AM

At the risk of incurring the outrage and Wrath of the Patons, I still think the standard version is one of the dumbest songs ever wrritten. Beautiful tune & Tannahill did other good songs, but this one lacks lots of stuff. Still, other verses have saved it...  

Aside from the well-known "Wild Mounting Time" of the Kippers, I've located some additional verses in some obscure publications:

I walked my dear old collie,
Across the blooming bower,
But she never stopped to piddle,
Though I walked her half an hour.
Will you go, Lassie, go?

                  Steve Suffett

         And we'll all go together,
         As we walk our bloody dogs,
         Regardless of the weather.
         Will you go, Lassie, go?

                   Steve Suffett
 

 I will give my love a pooch
 By yon clear crystal fountain
 And in it he will scootch
 While the hours I am countin'
 
 Will ye go Lassie Go
 Will ye go  in the heather
 If you feed him liquid dog chow
 You won't have to wait forever
 
 Will ye go, Lassie go?

              Frank Hamilton
 

If a Hamburg rat gets worms
He will send for uncle Herman
Whose renowned throughout the land
For de-worming German vermin
Will ye go lassie go.

              Dr. Mark "Gaffer" Ferris (preserved by Jon Freeman)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Gypsy
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 06:25 PM

If i were more educated, i would do it, but could anyone collate ALL of the verses that we've seen in the past couple of weeks? Thus far, have seen 17 for the song, and 8 for the satire. Anyone up for this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Marion
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 12:02 PM

I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only person who pictures a big orange and white dog when this song comes up! I can't sing it with a straight face... I'm always thinking, "Go, Lassie! Pick the flowers and take them up to the house! Go, Lassie, go!"

Marion


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 10:23 PM

Tannahill had some nice verses, but what the hell, he wrote the original. Caroline's Tennessee version (collected from a Scottish woman, clearly) includes more of the original than old Francis MacPeake did in his now world-famous version. We're far from offended, Abby. In fact, I much prefer the tune of the Tennessee version. It's just that the MacPeake's version was the first one I heard, thus it was the one I recorded in 1959. Ask Caroline to sing the Tennessee one, next time we manage to get together. Beautiful! Then there's Jeannie Robertson's version... Then there's Carrie Grover's...

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: John Minear
Date: 07 Jan 03 - 09:58 AM

Sandy,

   I was looking at all of the materials on "Wild Mountain Thyme" over the last four or five years here on Mudcat. Several times, back then, you mentioned a version that Caroline sings that she got from a woman in Tennessee. You've also mentioned Carrie Grover's version. As near as I can tell, you've not ever posted the lyrics to either of these versions.

   I was wondering if you could give us not only the lyrics from, but more information about the Tennessee version. Who was this woman and where and when did Caroline find it? Is it recorded anywhere?

   Also, where do I find Carrie Grover's version? Is it recorded anywhere? And I might as well ask the same about Jeannie Roberston's version as well.

    Thanks, T.O.M.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 08:58 AM

"Braes o' Balquhidder" from tune of 1740 with no words, but with 1740 dance calls to it given, through that given by Jack Campin from a rare book of 1796, and complete text of Robert Tannahill' version (with tune) to that of Francis McPeake, are now given in Scarce Songs 2 file at www.erols.com/olsonw.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 09:02 AM

I thought Rod Stewart wrote it...;-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 09:04 AM

By this time just about everyone has written a version, or parodied one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: JudeL
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 06:26 AM

Abbey, if you really want to upset the sacred cow sect try the pseudo sign language version, complete with "panting dog mime" for "lassie".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 06:51 AM

The corries do a version with the third verse which goes

I will range it through the wilds
and the deep glen sae dreary
and return and return wi their spoils
tae the bower of my dearie

That's the versoin that I know

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 11:28 AM

here is a direct link to the old song Bruce noted http://users.erols.com/olsonw/SONGTXT2.HTM#BRAESBAL

it is a fascinating version...Tannahill might be sued in todays climate... :>)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 11:37 AM

(the older tune Bruce gives in ABC format, although obviously the root, is one of those up and down Scots melodies which is at once more 'interesting', but harder to wrap your head around and sing easily....I'm not surprised it has gradually morphed into "Wild Mountain Thyme")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will ya go lassie go.
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 12:28 PM

Wow, Bill D, a links that works, but slow.


I've avoided direct links, because with long files it can take a long time if you're on a 56Kb/sec modem to get to the particular song, and sometimes I can't get the directlink to work at all.
The browser justs give up trying to find the file's internal link. Maybe that's just my old Netscape browser (which can't do everything, but loads fast).


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