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rich r Lyr Req: Across the Hills of Home (Eric Bogle) (6) Lyr Add: ACROSS THE HILLS OF HOME (JIMMY'S SONG) 25 Feb 99


Words by Eric Bogle & James McArthur, Music by Eric Bogle. 1988 (Larrikin Music Pty. Ltd.

Where wide the Murrumbidgee flows
The stately gum and watle grows,
And deep within the forests tall
The laughing Kookaburra's call
Across the miles and down the years
I dream my eyes too old for tears
Of other scenes more fair than these
And I chase a heather scented breeze
Across the huills of home.

You take the low road, I'll take the high.
And back to Scotland my spirit will fly
To see her one more time before I die
You take the low road and I'll take the high.

And when the mists of evening rise
To hide the starlight in the skies
My heart withlonging sadness fills
To see again the Scottish hills
Once more as in my boyhood days,
I roam the bracken covered braes
And hear them singing in the glen
"Will ye no' come back again"
Across the hills of home.


Fast flows the river, faster still
The days of youth that never will
Return, Now only dreams remain
Of purple hills and fields of grain
But I still hear across the miles
The haunting calls of misty isles
Above the tidal water's roar,
But I know that I shall go no more
Across the hills of home.


rich r

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