WILL YOU GO, LASSIE, GO

Created on 20/12/2008
Latest update on 10/04/2021

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 [idem, on his Minnesota Tapes and in 1969 at the Isle Of Wight]

1962:

Judy Collins [as Wild Mountain Thyme]

1962:

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

1963:

Bonnie Dobson [idem]

1964:

Paul Clayton [idem]

1965:

Joan Baez [idem; and in '75 with Bob Dylan during Rolling Thunder Revue]

1965:

New Christy Minstrels [as Go, Lassie Go]

1966:

Marianne Faithfull [idem]

1966:

Byrds [idem]

1966:

Norman Luboff

1969:

Corries

1970:

Fotheringay [on Fotheringay 2, officially released in 2008]

1970:

Nana Mouskouri

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]

1973:

Strawbs [as Will You Go]

1974:

Michael Cooney

1979:

Thin Lizzy

1979:

George Hamilton IV

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

1996:

Irish Rovers

1998:

Irish Tenors

2001:

Andreas Scholl

2002:

Mark Knopfler [in film A Shot At Glory]

2003:

Chieftains [with Don Williams]

2003:

Papa M

2007:

Lucy Wainwright Roche

2007:

Kate Rusby [as Blooming Heather]

2007:

Maggie Reilly

2008:

Robyn Hitchcock

2011:

Ben Folds

2015:

James Taylor

2015:

10.000 Maniacs

2017:

Ed Sheeran

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