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Video: Royal Marines Performance of ‘Over The Hills’

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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.

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[Chorus]

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

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