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Thread #9304   Message #2159381
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
28-Sep-07 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
The version mentioned by Snuffy (above) was included in the BBC Broadcasts to Schools for Spring Term 1961, and appears in their publication "Time & Tune" for that term.
As Snuffy quoted it, but with a second verse, and a slight variation in line 3:

OVER THE HILLS
Tom he was a piper's son,
Learned to play when he was young.
The only tune that he could play
Was 'Over the hills and far away'.
.       Over the hills and a great way off,
.       The wind shall blow my topknot off.

Tom with his pipe made such a noise
That he pleased both the girls and boys
Who always stopped to hear him play
'Over the hills and far away'
.       Over the hills and a great way off,
.       The wind shall blow my topknot off.


CHEERS
Nigel