“Over the Hills So Far Away”


"Possum ran from under the barn, Fiddle bow under his arm, The only tune that be could play Was Over the hills so far away." (x3) "The old cow died in the forks of the branch, Over the hills so far away; Possum had a regular dance, Over the hills...."


Almost certainly derived as some degree from "O'er the Hills and Far Away (I)," but since the outcome is an animal song, I classify this separately. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 165, "Over the Hills So Far Away" (1 text)
  2. BI, Br3165


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1913 (Brown)
Keywords: animal music dancing
Found in: US(SE)