Over the hills we go

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over the hills we go

Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien: “I come from under the hill, and under the hills...”

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"Over the Hills and Far Away" - British Trad. Folk Tune - Arr. and performed by John Tams

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Thinking the unthinkable, pondering the imponderable, effing the ineffable and scruting the inscrutable. For the most part they are transmitted from child to child, from an older sibling, or a peer, through the most casual pathways. Games like this have spread across the country and beyond without any overt effort. In a way, it is like language. I assume there is no part of this country where these words are not known to every child. But it exists in no songbook. Who first sang these words, and when and where was it done?

The words have changed over the years, as can be seen in the versions below. The only consistent element in early versions is the title line and the tune. D'Urfey's and Gay's versions both refer to lovers, while Farquhar's version refers to fleeing overseas to join the army.
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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh Over the hill we go laughing all the way Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright How fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Now the ground is white, go it while you're young Take the girl along, sing this sleighing song Just bet a bob-tails bay, two-forty at his speed Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack, you'll take the lead. Rollin' down the street doin? Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Popular Right Now Father of All

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    Jingle bells, Jingle Bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride in a one Horse open sleigh Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh Over the hills we go Laughing all the way Bells on Bobtails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride in a One horse open sleigh- hey!

  4. Nismuetrodrue says:

    Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. Over the hill we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright. How fun it is to ride.

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