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Over the Hills and far away

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  • Over the Hills and far away
  • 'Over the Hills and far away' ist ein traditionelles schottisches Lied, das wahrscheinlich aus dem 17. Jh. stammt. Es existieren zahlreiche Versionen des Textes.

    International bekannt wurde das Lied durch die Sharpe-Filme.



    Sharpe Soundtrack*


  • Thomas D'Urfey: Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy
  • Jocky met with Jenny fair
  • Aft by the dawning of the day;
  • But Jockey now is fu' of care
  • Since Jenny staw his heart away.
  • Altho' she promis'd to be true
  • She proven has, alake! unkind
  • Which gars poor Jockey aften rue
  • That e'er he loo'd a fickle mind.

  • Tis o'er the hills and far away
  • Tis o'er the hills and far away
  • Tis o'er the hills and far away
  • The wind has blown my plaid away
  • Since that she will nae pity take
  • I maun gae wander for her sake
  • And, in ilk wood and gloomy grove
  • I'll, sighing, sing," Adieu to love.
  • Since she is fause whom I adore
  • I'll never trust a woman more;
  • Frae a' their charms I'll flee away
  • And on my pipes I'll sweetly play,"

  • O'er hills and dales and far away
  • O'er hills and dales and far away
  • O'er hills and dales and far away
  • The wind has blawn my plad away.

  • George Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer (1706)
  • Our 'prentice Tom may now refuse
  • To wipe his scoundrel Master's Shoes,
  • For now he's free to sing and play
  • Over the Hills and far away.
  • Over the Hills and O'er the Main,
  • To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
  • The queen commands and we'll obey
  • Over the Hills and far away.

  • We all shall lead more happy lives
  • By getting rid of brats and wives
  • That scold and bawl both night and day
  • Over the Hills and far away.
  • Over the Hills and O'er the Main,
  • To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
  • The queen commands and we'll obey
  • Over the Hills and far away.

  • Courage, boys, 'tis one to ten,
  • But we return all gentlemen
  • All gentlemen as well as they,
  • Over the hills and far away.
  • Over the Hills and O'er the Main,
  • To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
  • The queen commands and we'll obey
  • Over the Hills and far away.
  • John Gay's: The Beggar's Opera (1728)
  • Macheath:
  • Were I laid on Greenland's Coast,
  • And in my Arms embrac'd my Lass;
  • Warm amidst eternal Frost,
  • Too soon the Half Year's Night would pass.

  • Polly:
  • Were I sold on Indian Soil,
  • Soon as the burning Day was clos'd,
  • I could mock the sultry Toil
  • When on my Charmer's Breast repos'd.

  • Macheath:
  • And I would love you all the Day,

  • Polly:
  • Every Night would kiss and play,

  • Macheath:
  • If with me you'd fondly stray

  • Polly:
  • Over the Hills and far away

  • Sharpe-Filme

  • In den Sharpe-Filmen wird folgender Refrain gespielt. Der Text stammt von John Tams:

  • O'er the hills and o'er the main
  • Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain.
  • King George commands and we obey
  • Over the hills and far away.

  • Die meisten Filme haben eine eigene Strophe:


  • Sharpe's Battle
  • If I should fall to rise no more,
  • As many comrades did before,
  • Ask the fifes and drums to play
  • Over the hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Challenge
  • Though kings and tyrants come and go
  • A soldier's life is all I know
  • I'll live to fight another day
  • Over the hills and far away.
  • Sharpe's Company
  • Through smoke and fire and shot and shell,
  • And to the very walls of hell,
  • But we shall stand and we shall stay
  • Over the hills and far away

  • Sharpe's Eagle & Sharpe's Mission
  • Here's forty shillings on the drum
  • To those who volunteer to come,
  • To 'list and fight the foe today
  • Over the Hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Enemy
  • Though I may travel far from Spain
  • A part of me shall still remain,
  • And you are with me night and day
  • and Over the hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Gold
  • When Evil stalks upon the land
  • I'll neither hold nor stay me hand
  • But fight to win a better day,
  • Over the hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Honour & Sharpe's Siege
  • Then fall in lads behind the drum
  • With colours blazing like the sun.
  • Along the road to come what may
  • Over the hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Sword
  • Let kings and tyrants come and go,
  • I'll stand adjudged by what I know.
  • A soldiers life I'll ne'er gainsay.
  • Over the hills and far away.

  • Sharpe's Waterloo
  • Old Wellington, he scratched his bum.
  • He says, "Boney lad, thee's had thee fun."
  • My riflemen will win the day
  • Over the hills and far away.


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