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O'er the Hills and Far Away


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As popularised by Sharpe, written somewhere in the 18th century (although with somewhat different lyrics to Sharpe's version, though the tune is the same.

Sharpe's lyrics:
Here's forty shillings on the drum
For those who'll volunteer to come
To 'list and fight the foe today.
Over the hills and far away.

O'er the hills and o'er the main.
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain.
King George commands and we obey.
Over the hills and far away.

When duty calls me I must go
To stand and face another foe.
But part of me will always stray
Over the hills and far away.

O'er the hills and o'er the main.
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain.
King George commands and we obey.
Over the hills and far away.

If I should fall to rise no more,
As many comrades did before,
Then ask the fifes and drums to play.
Over the hills and far away.

Then fall in lads behind the drum,
With colours blazing like the sun.
Along the road to come-what may.
Over the hills and far away.
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Uploaded: Oct 15, 2011 - 01:48:00 PM
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2011 - 01:48:00 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 06:46:02 AM
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867-5309 said 2231 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
yes
nicely done in my opinion and I'm sure
anyone would agree.
Goes well with our long nice fall up here.
Very pleasant and well-balanced !
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PeterB7858 said 2231 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Soothing...
Hi Averil. Soothing music, well-presented, it seems just a bit at odds with the gung ho nature of the lyrics that it was intended for. I enjoyed it though. Regards, Peter.
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elfdaughter said 2230 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks, Peter! Well, the original lyrics were somewhat more gentle than the Sharpe ones, but every time i hunted for them, only the Sharpe version came up!
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Feter said 2231 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
O'er the Hills and Far Away
Lovely ...nice arrangement ...thanks for sharing !!
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Philip18 said 2230 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Beautiful
Lovely overall sound. I especially like the way you have a counter melody running through the piece - gives it that lilting folky feel that is a delight to listen to. Much enjoyed!
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mrattue said 2228 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
I found
that i forgot the martial associations and went into gentler, easier territory which was very pleasant.

'Over the Hills and Far Away' is a suitable title for a very nicely played and arranged tune, for me, and i much enjoyed it.

marc
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Name: Averil "Tincolindo" White
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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