Back to the Song Index
Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go
(Wild Mountain Thyme)
Traditional. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: Another metaphor song. The third verse holds the key:
"If my true love were gone I'd find another".
Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go
Words by Robert Tannahil, 1774-1810.

          D         G        D                   G                       D
Oh, the summertime is comin’, and the trees are sweetly bloomin’
          G     A           D                 G              Em        G          Em
And the wild mountain thyme grows around the bloomin’ heather
         D   G       D                G         D
Will ye go, lassie, go; and we’ll all go together
            G    A            D            G            Em         G          Em
To pluck wild mountain thyme all around the bloomin’ heather
         D  G        D
Will ye go, lassie, go


I will build my love a bower by yon cool crystal fountain
And upon it I will pile all the flowers of the mountain

If my true love, she were gone, I would surely find another
To pluck wild mountain thyme all around the bloomin’ heather