Nightwish - Over The Hills And Far Away Lyrics

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 for 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.
Where he had 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 he swears 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 he swears she'll be.

Over the hills and far away,
he swears he will return one day.
Far from the mountains and the seas,
back in her arms he swears he'll be.

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 is where she'll be.

Over the hills,
over the hills and far away.

Over the hills,
over the hills and far away.

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Nightwish Over The Hills And Far Away Comments
  1. Helotick

    Led Zeppelin Over The Hills And Far Away is better

  2. jhon Larry

    What a cover !of Gary Moore.. 👍👍👍

  3. Aleleeinn Aleleeinn

    This is Tarja's Forte. She does the dramatic so well.

  4. Lesana Liptovská

    Tarja has amazing voice.

  5. Roman Romanich

    Let me write some comments under this song like bullets from machine-gun:)

  6. Roman Romanich

    Oh,the song first time was written and performed in 2001. It was almost 20 years ago.

  7. Roman Romanich

    The song itself is not so old,only five years passed.


    the song i older then that

    Anette M

    The song is older than that, Gary Moore made it (1987?). :)

  8. Roman Romanich

    Video is pretty good as the song.

  9. Roman Romanich

    I see the prisoner here in the video sitting and thinking.

  10. Семён Семёныч

    Тарья великолепна!!

  11. mr. Kuzma

    Где мой старший брат-близнец Марко?

  12. Dionisio Balbuena

    Tarja eres la mejor cantante que conosco

  13. neil crompton

    was just watching tv show & heard ghost love score & was blown away by the lady singers voice wow!! is she an opera singer?,while scrolling i found this & wondered if it was a cover of the gary moore song & sure enough yes,nightwish nailed it 😉 they played it very close to the original too which is brilliant.
    think they just gained a new fan in australia now 😍😍🤘

  14. Kamil Ziemian

    Who don't know Gary Moore version, should check it in no time. Gary was such great irish musician.

  15. Kamil Ziemian

    This song is so sad, that is hard to listen. Gary Moore was such treasure of Ireland music.

  16. John Denver

    Gayle Eidson sucks dick.

  17. Stephy



    Not their own. It''s a cover of Gary Moore

  18. Geser Dashipiloves

    Король и шут европейский.

  19. Dominic Wolfgang

    This is a disgrace to the original. Tarja sucks.

  20. Ruby Gloom

    this song makes me feel safe

  21. Алексей Королев

    От бога певиица и голос!!!!

  22. Sszarkk Theburning

    Chef-d'oeuvre =Tarja=Masterpiece

  23. Dan Li


  24. goldfish305

    Is that Neil Lennon steering that viking longship? :)

  25. Lord Vader

    Es belliiissimmoo.... jpg.

  26. JazzMJFAN

    Tarja 🇫🇮🖤

  27. Patricia

    Nightwish, one of the Best bands today. Best vocalists, all three, best musicians, and Tuomas, best composer.

    Mage Initial

    and the best fans as well)))

  28. alexandra pop

    Muzica voastra e minunata

  29. Weltenbummler New Land

    Tarja rockt alle weg.Eine schöne Erinnerung.👏

  30. Galaktar

    Fantastic Song

  31. Denis Grochla



    And you still hang around here, why?

    Denis Grochla

    Why?! What so you think granddaddY? I love the gary Moore Song, BUT this finish theater where and her pseudometalband screwed up...als use the work of a talented musician commerciallly...fuck OFF!

  32. malgorzata j

    Tarja amazing voice

  33. Daniel Huff

    Tarja voice is just WOW!!!

  34. paul bryson

    New convert to nightwish, just about to get my first album, i was going to ask you guys out there who was/ is the best singer but i will not bother.

  35. Queen_Of_Neptune

    Rewatching this since I heard Jukka left... such a shame. He was just as great as all the others.

  36. Rey D-ex Trow


  37. MMaya

    Floor is amazing and deserves every praise, and Nightwish is still rocking hard, but they lost this bit of fantasy magic and mystery they had with Tarja

  38. fynx gavin

    great music, lovely voice - sounds like spiced up irish folk .. my christmas wish list...

  39. Hauntingthe5thcellar

    Love 💜💜💜💜

  40. Андрій Юнак

    Very nice too se Sami Vänskä here! Song is one of their best.

  41. Danger Otter

    I'd fire a baby up her 🥰 what a peach x

  42. Simen Molstad

    FBI Special agent Fox Mulder playing guitar with long hair o. O

  43. Agustín Monzó

    Aguante Tarja viejaaaaaa!!!

  44. NetAndyCz

    0:56 Is that Finnish?

  45. Joni Kujala

    Geeze, that must be the smallest man playing the smallest guitar I have ever seen.



  46. Fernando Espindula

    Nightwishi........(every manster ) My Band.

  47. Joshua Stafford

    Who is here for Nightwish and just Nightwish?

  48. Юрко Правук

    Aaa, majestic woman))))

  49. vilja

    i remember listening to this when i was a kid and pretending i was in the lord of the rings. still brings me the same feeling! :D

  50. Hunks Appreciated

    Prefer the original by Gary Moore.

  51. Luiz ricardo De moraes

    Nightwish você é uma diabona muito gata 😂😂😂

  52. Karr im

    I like the original one, they ruined the music and fuking annoying voice and rythm..

  53. M Bee

    Lanny Barbie is that you?

  54. Jane Ray

    Any idea who the main male actor in the video is?

  55. Florent Vauxion

    Gary Moore… Dear Master

  56. DrSpooglemon

    The Telly Tubbies come out to play..



    Phantom Echelon

    RIP indeed. I hope he's looking down on this and nodding approval.

  58. Darius Augulis

    what a crap. this should come with G.M. initials, voice and guitar. this is bullshit.

  59. Elizabeth Hamilton

    Taking the fall so your best bud doesn't learn you've been doing his wife. Does anybody know how far back this convention goes? Gary Moore wrote these lyrics in the '80s; Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin wrote "Long Black Veil" in the '50s. (Which manages to be way more goth than "Over the Hills and Far Away" in spite of being a twangy country song.) There have to be much older songs with the same twist.

  60. steven young

    I like the first female vocalist she has a hell of a voice absolutely gorgeous closer to next to Impossible traits to have

  61. Fagner Lourenco

    Linda Versão

  62. Алексей Богданов

    Tarjas voice is much powerfull than others. Anette and Floor born for pop music, but only not for metal opera.

  63. Mariel Recco Burato

    Salve aos brasileiros 🇧🇷

  64. Rodrigusificacionn

    Me encantaría, me encantaría de verdad, que alguien aquí dijera que, igual que yo, veía esta canción todos los días por la noche EN TELEPALENCIA! Qué tiempos...

  65. Dmitriy

    Как же жаль, что тария ушла :( С ее уходом Nigtwish стал пустым. Очень жаль.

  66. EOC TV


  67. Carla McCujo

    My first Nightwish song I ever heard when I was 16. Immediately fell in love and I still love them until this day!

    Kinny_ Plauz

    Bitch please, im 11

  68. Massachi Tanaka

    Essa música é belíssima, que voz, sou fã dessa cantora

  69. Jonathan

    This is crap - stealing the name of a Led Zeppelin song. Besides no rhythm

  70. BlackWingedSeraph

    Tarja looks so elegant and beautiful here! ^^

  71. Abigail Pinckney

    I've been looking for this song.

  72. Facundo Asensio

    Tarja (L)

  73. Juan Hinojosa

    Nightwish you guys just blow me away. You had me dancing a jig and I don't even know how to dance one. The solos are awesome, especially the key board one. I would like to hear more of him. That is definitely the best one I have heard in years. Freaking awesome.

  74. Space Walker

    Why.... why can’t I find this song on iTunes...?! 😱😭😭😭😭🥺

  75. Lisa Franz

    how young they were...

  76. Ricky May Get well soon

    Wonder when Moore set the song. A time when adultery was punished by death?

  77. Johannes Silver

    Still in here enjoying this grand NW version of this song in 2019 (respects to Gary Moore though).

  78. RcDub

    Would love to hear Floor do this one live with Nightwish, I don't think she has performed it live with the guys. I know she and Tarja did it together during one of Tarja's concerts, but would love to hear just Floor.

  79. Mac Squeeky

    So, fan theory. The ladies husband knew of the affair, committed the robbery, left the pistol, and let the guy take the rap for it. Just the way I see the story playing out.


    In that case, he'll never come back either, because the husband will arrange for a little "accident" to happen.

  80. Welitania Silva

    - Algum BR contemplando esse hino? 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

    Breno Magno Andrade Martins Ferreira

    Eu sempre!!

    William Rafael Abdalla

    gloria a deus irmão

  81. fabian vogel

    classic is back ! 2 weeks for phase 2 ! its time for some PVP boys

  82. lee phuc

    So, basically this song is about a guy sleeping with his best friend's wife and goes to prison because he refuses unveil his secret affair? Then why can it sound so epic with vibes of a crusade???

  83. michael wahlfridsson

    to valhalla with pride patriots

  84. Joan C

    Gary Moore ❤

  85. Ze Frendly Medic

    Cmon this name is taken!!!!

  86. Patty Arita

    Me encanta esta canción😍

  87. Jangor

    thank you asmongold

  88. BookBoxMcGee Koolaid

    There is no reason this song should have more views than the led zepplin zepplin song titled this

    Ryan Halien

    I respectfully disagree lol

  89. Beata Kruszewska

    This Voice meeegaa 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  90. Gert Buze

    Geweldige muziek uit hoge noorden 🌹🍀💖

  91. Snowmaiden

    God, they all look SOOO young here!!!!

  92. KALUMO

    Pure art!

  93. Владимир Я

    с этой песни началась моя любовь к Nightwish!

  94. Алексей Кислов

    no Tarja - no Nightwish!!!!

    My Life

    Nightwish sold out conserts without Tarja
    Floor sold out her solo conserts

    Tarja may fill karaoke bar

    if there is free drinks