WILL YOU GO, LASSIE, GO

Latest update on 06/03/2018

Artist: Frank McPeake
Author: John Richard Douglas
Label: HMV
Year: 1955

Scottish ballad, based on a song by Robert Tannahill (The Braes Of Balquhither), first recorded by P.S. Richardson (1911 - Columbia & Regal). Peter Kennedy recording in 1952.

Covers:

1957:

McPeake Family [as Wild Mountain Thyme; vocal: Francis McPeake]

1961:

Bob Dylan [on his Minnesota Tapes and in 1969 at the Isle Of Wight]

1962:

Judy Collins

1962:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [as Will Ye Go Lassie Go]

1963:

Bonnie Dobson

1964:

Paul Clayton

1965:

Joan Baez

1965:

New Christy Minstrels

1966:

Marianne Faithfull

1966:

Byrds

1966:

Norman Luboff

1970:

Fotheringay [on Fotheringay 2, officially released in 2008]

1972:

Long John Baldry

1973:

Van Morrison [as Purple Heather on Hardnose The Highway; according to Van "one of the greatest things I'd ever heard. Period. On record or off record"]

1974:

Michael Cooney

1981:

Phil Coulter [as Purple Heather]

1982:

Bert Jansch

1987:

Tannahill Weavers [Scottish]

1993:

Glenn Frey [crediting Bert Jansch]

1995:

Rod Stewart [as Purple Heather]

1996:

Silencers

1998:

Irish Tenors

2001:

Andreas Scholl

2002:

Mark Knopfler [in film A Shot At Glory]

2003:

Chieftains [with Don Williams]

2003:

Papa M

2004:

George Hamilton IV

2007:

Kate Rusby [as Blooming Heather]

2008:

Robyn Hitchcock

2015:

James Taylor

2017:

Ed Sheeran

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