The Far Side Of The Hill

Words and Music by :  Vicki Arnold

Recorded by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date: 1967
Playing time:  3:30
LP : LSP3779
Tape: TP3-5032

Also recorded by:
The Limeliters LPM2272, LSP2907, DRC3-1832  
The New Christy Minstrels CCM042, CS9080  
Glenn Yarbrough BDR1710D, FE1704CDSTS-5506  
The Back Porch Majority -

BN26123, CCM246-2


Guess I was born for roaming
And roam I always will
Oh I wonder if it's greener
On the far side of the hill

Oh please come look down yonder
Just earth and green and sky
I know I could get on down there
In the pattern of an eye
And further west's an ocean
A miner told me so,
And the sun it shines so brightly
Well it scares off winter snow

And yes sometimes I'm tiered
Sometimes I'm lonesome too
Sometimes I see a farmer
Walking slow when day is through
And I know he's got a woman
waiting supper everyday
If I have me such a woman
I could drive my blues away

I wished I knew the reason
God does the way he does
And why he keeps me moving
from a dream that never even was