Free arrangement of the Wild Mountain Thyme

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    clh-h on #156469

    The song itself is public domain so it’s easy enough to find sheet music for the melody, but I can’t seem to find any site that offers a free arrangement of it, I’ve found free arrangements for other traditional songs but can’t seem to for this one. Does anyone know if there’s anywhere I might find one? It doesn’t have to be specifically for the harp.

    Sylvia Clark on #156470

    Check your email.

    clh-h on #156471

    Thanks! 🙂

    clh-h on #156472

    Looking at it more closely, it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Most of it even fits my little harp’s 19 string range! The few notes that are too low all seem to be simultaneous other higher notes so I should be able to omit them without messing up the sound too much. 🙂

    Kathleen Dougherty on #156473

    If you don’t mind, I’d love a copy of the arrangement, too.


    adam-b-harris on #156474

    Pretty sure that this tune is

    kreig-kitts on #156475

    The song is a variation of Braes of Balquhidder by Robert Tannahill in the late 18th century, so it’s not certain whether Francis McPeake wrote an original song or transcribed a version as it had been handed down. The lyrics are almost identical, the melody less so but similar. Nevertheless, he did get a copyright for it, so there we are. I think Braes of Balquhidder sounds prettier anyway.

    tamara-murphy on #156476

    May I ask for a copy as well, please? I ‘d love to give it a go . ;). Thanks so much!

    robin-thomas on #156477

    May I also get a copy of the harp arrangement.

    Thanks in advance


    Elizabeth L on #156478

    There’s a really good book by Sylvia Woods with that and other folk songs like that one.

    Elizabeth L on #156479

    The book is

    rod-c on #156480

    Yes….Sylvia Woods has a nice arrangement. Also, Janet Jackson (not the sister to Michael Jackson) has a nice arrangment. I found this youtube clip of the Jackson

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