Friday, July 24
Published on 30 May 2014 Over the Hills and Far Away is a traditional folk song originating from late 17th Century England. The song has strong ties to the British Army of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a specific link to the 95th Rifle Regiment, this attachment was popularized by the TV adaption of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels. Due to this long history, there are different versions of the lyrics for each period it was sung in, referencing Queen Anne, all the way up to King George III, as well as generals such as Marlborough, all the way up to the Duke of Wellington. I thought it'd be nice to have the picture be some redcoats, as opposed to the usual green jackets, just for a change.