Rod Stewart – ‘Purple Heather’ Scottish Pride
I do not own any copyrights over this material. I understand that all copyrights belong to Warner Bros. ‘Purple Heather’ appeared on Rod Stewart’s 17th Studio album ‘Spanner in the Works’ produced by himself and Trevor Horn.
‘Purple Heather’ is a Scottish folksong written by William McPeake in 1957 and is also known as ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and ‘Will You Go Lassie, Go.’
It is believed that the song was based on a poem entitled ‘The Braes of Balquhidder’ written by Robert Tannahill (1774- 1810) Asides from Stewart, the song has been covered by a number of artists.
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