Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wild Mountain Thyme at St. Oran's Chapel



A reminder: I will be on WCCO's Midmorning Show tomorrow, Wednesday May 25, about 9:40 a.m. talking about The Blue Bells Chronicles.

The song I'm playing in this video is Wild Mountain Thyme, one of my favorite melodies.  It is the song Angus originally sang when he and Amy were searching the standing stones and cairns near Inverness in The Water is Wide.  For several reasons, I wrote new lyrics for him, but this is the song I had in mind.

Readers may also remember that in their search for Shawn, or any sign he's left, Amy and Angus follow the carving on the rock--Iona J--to the Isle of Iona, where Amy sings in St. Oran's Chapel, and Angus tells her at least one recording was made here.

This is the chapel.  A pan around it, while I'm playing, gives an idea of how small it is, and of course, the acoustics are obvious!

Oh, the summertime is gone
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Will you go, lassie, go?

REFRAIN:
And we'll all go together
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will you go, lassie, go?

I will build my love a bower
By a clear crystal fountain
And around it I will shower
All the wild flowers of the mountain
Will you go, lassie, go?

If my true love will not come
I will surely find another
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will you go, lassie, go?



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