The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9304   Message #2159139
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
28-Sep-07 - 06:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
See now, when I was little, I'd never heard of the Flanders, Portugal and Spain version... I knew it as:

When I was young and had no sense,
I bought a fiddle for eighteen pence.
The only tune that I could play
was 'Over the hills and far away'.
Over the hills and a long way off,
The wind is blowing my topknot off.

to a tune similar to 'Old MacDonald's Farm' or 'Bingo was his name-o'.

Anyone else heard of that version or was my dad completely puggled?