Saturday, February 26, 2011

On Thyme Time

Wild Mountain Thyme is a classic and famous song known around the world.
It’s chorus runs:

Will ye go, lassie, go?
And we’ll all go together,
To pick wild mountain thyme
All around the purple heather

Thyme, or Zatr as it is called, grows in abundance in the wild mountains of Morocco. With the coming of spring it is now the season for picking thyme from the rocky hilltops where it is found.
Zatr is drunk in Moroccan tea or coffee, accompanied with lots of sugar.
I find it very amusing that I now pick wild mountain thyme on a regular basis. Sadly, no lassies go with me. This is after all, not Scotland. 

You can hear my favorite version of the song on YouTube here:

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