by Frederick E. Weatherly (1848 - 1929)

The green hills o' Somerset
Language: English 
Oh the green hills o' Somerset
Go rolling to the shore;
`Twas there we said that we'd get wed,
When spring came round once more.

`Twas there we kissed and said goodbye
Beside the kirkyard wall,
And the song the blackbird sang to us
Was the sweetest song of all.

Green hills o' Somerset!
Green hills o' Somerset!
When shall we walk by you,
Green hills, once more!

Oh the green hills o' Somerset
Go rolling to the sea,
And still today the violets
Are blooming there for me.

The shadows kiss the waving grass,
Beside the kirkyard wall,
But the song the blackbird sings to me
Is the saddest song of all.

Green hills o' Somerset!
Green hills o' Somerset!
No more we'll walk by you,
Green hills, once more!

Authorship

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


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website: 2004-08-08
Line count: 24
Word count: 131