Over The Hills And Far Away: The Gwerin Version

There’s weaponry for everyone 
If they will volunteer to come 
To live and fight the foes today 
Over the hills and far away.

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O’er the hills and o’er the main, 
Oystermouth Castle in the rain. 
Cludog commands and we obey.

Down to the pub and there we’ll stay.

When duty calls and we must go 
To stand and face our Saxon foe, 
Gladly will the Gwerin play 
Over the hills and far away.

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With sword and lang and scram and spear 
Until the Saxons quake with fear, 
We shall stand and we shall slay
Over the hills and far away.

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The Welsh that fight with spear and shield 
Shall battle on and never yield. 
Our warband it will win the day 
Over the hills and far away.

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Then if De Bec our absence mourn, 
We with Welsh honour will return 
And in alliance Saxons slay 
Over the hills and far away.

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Now though we travel far from Wales 
Through snow and rain and howling gales, 
A part of us will always stay
Over the hills and far away.

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And if we feel so inclined 
We may even leave on time 
Along the road to fight today 
Over the hills and far away.

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Orders we don’t understand 
For we fight in a Welsh warband. 
Line commands we won’t obey 
Over the hills and far away.

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The valiant Welsh will ne’er refuse 
To come and fight without their shoes. 
Through snow and thistles we will slay 
Over the hills and far away.

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Then when we are from battle spent 
We shelter in our mighty Twent, 
‘Til it collapses there we stay, 
Over the hills and far away.

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At Cosmeston we always try 
To keep ourselves both warm and dry, 
So through the floods we make our way 
Back to the pub and there we stay.

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If I should fall and die once more, 
As many Gwerin have before, 
Please make the Norman boarsnout play 
Over the hills and far away.

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If Normans face us in a line 
We flank and have them from behind. 
We’ll be a rabble come what may 
Over the hills and far away.

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Let earls and barons come and go. 
We’ll stand and fight ‘gainst any foe. 
The Welsh are mightier anyway, 
Over the hills and far away.

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Since now Medweag so low are brought, 
Of skill and honour they have nought, 
We shall not hesitate to stray 
Over the hills and far away.

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No more may Dave Pateman retreat, 
While Gwerin and the Cantref beat 
Medwaeg and Wessex every day, 
Over the hills and far away.

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And when we have vanquished our foe 
As Gwerin do at every show 
To the pub we make our way. 
Over the hills and far away.

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Then through the night of gold we sing 
And rend the air with Leia coursing. 
All wish the Welsh would sing and play 
Over the hills and far away.

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