Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Wild Mountain Thyme

An old favourite of mine as it was one of the first tunes I learned to strum on the guitar. Here's a sublime version featuring Dick Gaughan, Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright and Kate and Anna McGarrigle:

"Wild Mountain Thyme" was written by William McPeake and first recorded in 1957. Many believe it to be based on "The Braes of Balquhidder" by Robert Tannahill, a Scottish poet of the previous century.

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