Over the Hills and Far Away X 2


Same Title Different Song

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I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills And Far Away
June 25 – 1972

Hey lady–you got the love I need
Maybe more than enough.
Oh Darling… walk a while with me
You’ve got so much…

Many have I loved – Many times been bitten
Many times I’ve gazed along the open road.

Many times I’ve lied – Many times I’ve listened
Many times I’ve wondered how much there is to know.

Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Mellow is the man who knows what he’s been missing
Many many men can’t see the open road.

Many is a word that only leaves you guessing
Guessing ’bout a thing you really ought to know, ooh!
You really ought to know…

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: II

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Mistyc – Groovie – Catchy

Final Score: XIII

This began as an instrumental. Robert Plant came up with backing tracks and then lyrics.Plant’s lyrics were inspired by the J.R.R. Tolkien book The Hobbit, and to Tolkein’s 1915 poem of the same name. “Over The Hills And Far Away” describes the adventure the Hobbits embark on.

Also this song evolved from the Yardbirds song “White Summer,” an acoustic solo by Jimmy Page. Many of the same riffs and chords are in it.

After The Yardbirds broke up, Led Zeppelin continued to play “White Summer” live an acoustic guitar playing throughout the song

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Gary Moore – Over The Hills And Far Away – 1987

They came for him one winter’s night.Arrested, he was bound.They said there’d been a robbery,his pistol had been found.They marched him to the station house,he waited till the dawn.And as they led him to the dock,he knew that he’d been wronged.”You stand accused of robbery,”he heard the bailiff say.He knew without an alibi,tomorrow’s light would mourn his freedom.Over the hills and far away,for ten long years he’ll count the days.Over the mountains and the seas,a prisoner’s life for him there’ll be.He knew that it would cost him dear,but yet he dare not say.Just where he’d been that fateful night,a secret it must stay.He had to fight back tears of rage.His heart beat like a drum.For with the wife of his best friend,he spent his final night of freedom.Over the hills and far away,he swears he will return one day.Far from the mountains and the seas,back in her arms again he’ll be.Over the hills and far away.Over the hills and,over the hills and,over the hills and far away.Each night within his prison cell,he looks out through the bars.He reads the letters that she wrote.One day he’ll know the taste of freedom.Over the hills and far away,she prays he will return one day.As sure as the rivers reach the seas,back in his arms again she’ll be.Over the hills and far away,he swears he will return one day.As sure as the river reach the seas,back in his arms is where she’ll be.Over the hills and far away,she prays he will return one day.As sure as the rivers reach the sea,back in her arms is where he’ll be.Over the hills,over the hills and far away.Over the hills,over the hills and far away.

This song is about a man who was framed for a murder he didn’t commit. He is sent to prison and dreams of the day he can get out and return to his woman. He will come back to her one day, and she’s waiting for him to return to her.

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: IIII

Outstanding instrument: Guitar – Choir

Epic – Hymnic – Astonishing

Final Score: XV

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And…today’s winner is:  GARY MOORE

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