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Wild Mountain Thyme

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:04:42
"Wild Mountain Thyme" is one of my favorite Scottish traditionals.

I played the mountain dulcimer on the basis of Nina Zanetti's arrangement (from her book "The softer side of Dulcimer") and added melody, improvisations and chord accompaniment on the tenor ukulele.

Please find the lyrics to this wonderful love song:

The Wild Mountain Thyme

O the summer time has come
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And wild mountain thyme
Grows around the purple heather.
Will you go, lassie, go?

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

I will build my love a tower,
By yon clear crystal fountain,
And on it I will pile,
All the flowers of the mountain.
Will you go, lassie, go?


I will range through the wilds
And the deep land so dreary
And return with the spoils
To the bower o' my dearie.
Will ye go lassie go ?


If my true love she'll not come,
Then I'll surely find another,
To pull wild mountain thyme,
All around the purple heather.
Will you go, lassie, go?


I would be happy if you enjoyed it...

(Best listened to it with headphones!)


I offer the service "Wish for a Tune" and "Dulci"-Pouches on my website - for more information please find following the link to it:





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BJ Jordan
10/26/19 02:31:40PM @betty-bj-jordan:


You have really done a very nice job on the tune. I love the mix of instruments and how well you incorporate them.


05/22/19 10:55:12AM @ariane:

Wow, Bob - that's so kind of you! Thank you very much for your very kind compliments - I cannot stop reading them smilebighug  

05/22/19 10:49:33AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Brian - I am very happy that you like it.

Bob Stephens
05/21/19 09:49:31PM @bob-stephens:

Could there be a better use of a dulcimer and a ukulele?  I think not.  It's as if both instruments exist for you to play this piece.  I am a fan.  Please post more when available.

Jim Phillips
04/14/19 10:26:31PM @jim-at-gcreek:


Thank you, I have not recorded a video for quite awhile.  Have been busy building six instruments in last few months.  I will try to make a video in near future so you can make suggestions on my style.

Jim Phillips

Brian G.
04/13/19 10:11:18AM @brian-g:

Very very pretty, Ariane!  Absolutely loved it.  Thank you for sharing.  :)

04/13/19 08:10:27AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Jim - I am so happy to read your kind comment.

Regarding the suggestions for techniques...what do you think of the idea that you also upload a tune in order for us to see your playing techniques and to possibly give some suggestions? smiler

04/13/19 08:03:21AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Harmonybc - I am very happy that you like it. smile

Jim Phillips
04/12/19 02:48:56PM @jim-at-gcreek:


Great dulcimer (and uke) playing on this tune!  I find your playing style quite interesting, because I now almost exclusely play finger style.  I use the three fingers as you do and do not play with my thumb at all.  I do quite a lot of cross picking and strum with the the same three fingers frequently.  I am trying to include sweet sounding slide notes as you do but have not been able to achieve those techniques.  Any suggestions for me on how to perfect that technique?  I love hearing and watching you play and especially enjoy playing traditional Irish songs.  

Jim Phillips



04/11/19 11:54:49AM @harmonybc:

Beautiful song and especially the playing!  Thank you for posting this inspiring recording 😊

03/16/19 07:40:59AM @ariane:

Since there have been some requests to see the fingering on the mountain dulcimer as well as on the ukulele I upload "Wild Mountain Thyme" again - this time without the mask blending effects...

If you are interested please find following the link to this video:

03/15/19 03:34:53PM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Kjb! I am looking forward to hearing some ukulele/mountain dulcimer from you too. nod

03/15/19 10:10:39AM @kjb:

Great tune and played beautifully.  Love the ukulele, which I also play, too.  The two instruments blend well.

03/15/19 06:18:58AM @ariane:

Thank you very much, Ken and Geckostar97, for your very kind comments - I appreciate them very much.

Ken Longfield
03/14/19 10:11:42AM @ken-longfield:

Well played Ariane. It is a lovely tune. Thanks for sharing it.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

03/14/19 08:21:50AM @ariane:

Thank you, Steven, Benjamin, Dan, Dusty and Val, for your very kind comments - I am so happy to read them.

03/14/19 04:57:42AM @macaodha:

Beautifully played with great feeling. Amazing video work.

Dusty Turtle
03/14/19 03:07:53AM @dusty-turtle:

You play this beautiful tune beautifully, Ariane. Very creative video work, too.

03/13/19 08:21:02PM @dan:

Spot on!

Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/13/19 08:04:20PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr: