Sheet Music: Over the Hills and Far Away

TitleOver the Hills and Far Away
Alternate titlesSharpe's Rifles
ComposerTraditional English
Also attributed toTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo136 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-09-29
Last updated2009-09-29
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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.