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O'er the hills and far away

Language: English

Jocky met with Jenny fair,
Aft be the dawning of the day;
But Jocky now is fu' of care,
Since Jenny staw his heart away:
Although she promis'd to be true,
She proven has, alak! unkind;
Which gars poor Jocky often rue,
That he e'er loo'd a fickle maid.

And it's o'er the hills and far away,
It's o'er the hills and far away
It's 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 pipe 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 blown my plaid away.


Staw = stole
Gars = makes
Fickle = incostant
Maun = must
Ilk = every

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2013-03-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09

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Word count: 160

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