Wild Mountain Thyme, Isle of Wight Music Festival, August 31, 1969
“Wild Mountain Thyme” is unique in that it sounds so much like an ancient Irish folksong that a lot of people think it is one. It was written by William McPeake and recorded by him in 1957, and then b
“Wild Mountain Thyme” is a song Bob Dylan has been playing and singing on and off for most of his career, though it was nine years from the first known performance until he sang on stage. The first known recording of him doing the song was at a friend’s house in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961.