Older Than Me

'Over the hill, And far away'
'Over the hill' is an idiomatic expression indicating that one has passed the mid point of one’s life and is heading towards the grave.

“Over the Hills and Far Away” is also a song title in common usage, with Led Zeppelin, Gary Moore and The Mission all having different songs with that name. However, the expression probably originates with the traditional English folk song of the same name, which dates from at least 1700. Several different versions of the lyrics exist.

Perhaps the best known these days is the version used in the TV series Sharpe, by John Tams, based on the 1706 version by George Farquhar.

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