Tuesday 29 September 2009
Tune of the Day: Over the Hills and Far Away
Traditional British song
This traditional British song dates back to at least the early 1700s. The words have changed over the years, and the only consistent element in early versions were the title line and the tune. Some versions refer to lovers, while some other refer to fleeing oveseas to join the army.
The tune was provided with another set of lyrics for the Sharpe television series, and this version was also recorded by British folk musician John Tams, who played Sergeant Dan Hagman in the series.