He's o'er the Hills

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HE'S O'ER THE HILLS. AKA - "He's o'er the hills I lo'e weel." Scottish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The song was printed in George Farquhar Graham's Songs of Scotland (1848, p. 70), who remarks: "A modern Jacobite song--very popular of late years. Neither the author of the words nor the author of the music is known." The lyric begins:

He's o'er the hills I lo'e weel,
He's o'er the hills we daurna name;
He's o'er the hills ayont Dumblane,
Wha soon will get his welcome hame.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Davie (Davie's Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 19. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 295, p. 32.

Recorded sources: Greentrax CDTRAX 184, "The Occasionals: Live from the Music Hall, Aberdeen" (1999).




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