The theme song of the hit British TV series Sharpe, OVer The hills And Far Away has been a popular song in Britain since time time of Queen Anne at the start of the 18th century.
From the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, first a performance of Over The Hills by Alfie Boe and then, a performance from the Royal Marines Drum Corps.
Here’s forty shillings on the drum For those who volunteer to come, To ‘list and fight the foe today Over the Hills and far away
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
When duty calls me I must go To stand and face another foe But part of me will always stray Over the hills and far away [Chorus]
If I should fall to rise no more As many comrades did before Then ask the pipes and drums to play Over the hills and far away [Chorus]
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 [Chorus] X4