Over the Hills and Far Away (1)
Back to Over the Hills and Far Away (1)
O'ER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY . Scottish. There are a few tunes with this title. "O'er the Hills and Far Away (1)" is the more ancient of group, dating at least to the time when King James IV of Scotland was installed on the English throne, when it was printed as the vehicle for the song "The Elphin Knight" (a Child ballad). Versions appear in Northumbrian violinist Henry Atkinson's 1694 music manuscript collection, Thomas D'Urfey's Wit and Mirth: or, Pills to Purge Melancholy (1706), Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (1706), and John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1729).
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Flying Fish, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 2."