Over the hills and far away folk song

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over the hills and far away folk song

Over the Hills & Far Away by Chris Conover

Hold on to your hat!
Tommy was a pipers son,
He learned to pipe when he was young;
The only song that he could play
Was over the hills and far away.
Over the hills and a long way off
The wind shall blow my top hat off.
Come join the fun as Tom, an otter pup, sets out on a merry journey through the various seasons, enchanting young and old alike with his exuberant piping. Among his charmed listeners are raccoons, rabbits, pigs, and a well-dressed snail -- but the most charmed of all is Molly, who accepts his hand in marriage.
In reimagining this traditional folk song, Chris Conover once again proves her incredible skill, which was touted by School Library Journal: No one portrays animals in a more charming and expressive way than Conover. For the musically inclined, music for piano and guitar is in the back of the book.
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Over the Hills and Far Away

Traditional Sound Discogr. A bit of non-musical advertisement for very talented students of my department. There are basically two related songs called Over the Hills and Far Away sharing the same tune, though the first is also known with other titles. The first song Roud is about being recruited to go a-soldiering. Martin Carthy sang it with the title O'er the Hills on his album Landfall.

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The words have changed over the years, as can be seen in the versions below; the only consistent element in early versions is the title line and the tune. D'Urfey's and Gay's versions both refer to lovers, while Farquhar's version refers to fleeing overseas to join the army; the tune was provided with another set of lyrics for the British Sharpe television series of the s, based on Farquhar's version. This version was also recorded by John Tams who played Dan Hagman in the series.

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. When duty calls me, I must go To stand and face another foe.

The words have changed over the years, as can be seen in the versions below. The only consistent element in early versions is the title line and the tune. D'Urfey's and Gay's versions both refer to lovers, while Farquhar's version refers to fleeing overseas to join the army. The tune was provided with another set of lyrics for the British Sharpe television series of the s, based on Farquhar's version. This version was also recorded by John Tams who played Dan Hagman in the series. The nursery rhyme " Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son " mentions a piper who knows only one tune, this one. Early versions of this, known as "The distracted Jockey's Lamentations", may have been written but not included in Thomas D'Urfey's play The Campaigners :.

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