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Thread #9304   Message #2157618
Posted By: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
26-Sep-07 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Put it down to the old tradition of changing the words to fit the era/situation.

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere (maybe on the sleeve notes to the Sharpe music CD?) that Mr Tams "tweaked" a few of the traditional songs to fit the Peninsular War and the Sharpe storylines, but he wouldn't be the first and he's certainly one of the more sympathetic "tweakers".

LTS