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Thread #9304   Message #2160202
Posted By: Kevin Rietmann
29-Sep-07 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Francis O'Neill prints this as a march in Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922), listing himself as the source, and includes a verse:

Gay Robin was a piper young, and many an air he played and sung,
But sweetest far the love fraught lay, 'Over the Hills and Far Away.'

What's this Sharpes' Rifles? I know what a Sharp's Repeating Rifle is.

Read up on the show, Napoleonic era, eh?