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YV2017-Overthehills


OVER THE HILLS
Hark now the drums beat up again,
For all true soldier gentlemen,
Then let us list and march I say,
over the hills and far away,
Over the hills and o'er the main,
to Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
Queen Anne commands and we obey,
Over the hills and far away.

On Richmond Hill there lives a lass
more bright than Mayday mom
Whose charms all other maids surpass
a rose without a thorn,
This lass so neat with smile so sweet
has won my right good will,
I'd crowns resign to call her mine,
sweet lass of Richmond Hill.
Sweet lass of Richmond Hill,
Sweet lass of Richmond Hill,
I'd crowns resign to call her mine,
sweet lass of Richmond Hill.

Oh Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling,
Charlie is my darling the young Chevalier.
Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling,
Charlie is my darling the young Chevalier.
'Twas on a monday morning quite early in the year
that Charlie came to our town, the young Chevalier,
As he was walking down the street the city for to view,
Oh there he spied a bonnie lass, the window peeking through
Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling,
Charlie is my darling the young Chevalier.
Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling,
Charlie is my darling the young Chevalier.

By yon bonny banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,
Where me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond.
Oh Ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road
and I'll be in Scotland before ye,
But me and my true love will never meet again
on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing,
"Onward!" the Sailors cry,
Carry the lad that's born to be King,
over the sea to Skye,
Loud the wind howls, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclaps rend the air,
Baffled our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare,
Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing,
"Onward!" the Sailors cry,
Carry the lad that's born to be King,
over the sea to Skye,

In Dublins fair city where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow
through streets broad and narrow
crying "Cockles and Mussels alive, alive O!
Alive, alive O! alive, alive O!"
Crying "Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive O!"

There were three old gypsies came to our door,
They came abrave and aboldlyo
And the one sang high and the other sang low,
And the other sang a raggle taggle gypsy O!

It was upstairs downstairs the Lady went,
Put on her suit of armour O
And there was a cry from around the door
"Shes away with the raggle taggle gypsy O!
It was late that night when the Lord came in
inquiring for his Lady O
And the servant girl she said to the Lord
"Shes away with the raggle taggle gypsy O!

Nid w'yn gofyn bywyd moethus
Au'r y byd n'ai berlau man
Gofyn wy'f am galon hapus
Calon onest calon lan
Calon lan yn llawn daioni
Tecach yw na'r lili dlos
Dim ond calon lan all ganu
Canu'r dydd a chanu'r nos

Phonetic Guide To Calon Lan

Nid oin go Vin bough wid moyth iss
Ay'rr er bead nye berr lie marn
Govin royf am gal on hapiss
Ka lon onest, ka lon larn
Ka lon larn un llawn dye oe'r knee
Tek a hugh narr lily'd lorse
Dim ond Ka lon larn ahll gonny
Canny'rr deethe ar channy'rr norse.

NB where double 'r' is written, this letter needs emphasis.
Ch is Welsh guttural style sound (like throat clearing)
Ll is the classic welsh double I sound made by saying ell whilst sticking tongue to roof of mouth and letting sound escape from the sides of your tongue only.