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THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: SONG. AIR 16: OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were I laid on greenland's coast
Last Line: Polly over the hills and far away.
Variant Title(s): Macheath And Polly;macheath
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


Macheath Were I laid on Greenland's Coast,
And in my Arms embrac'd my Lass;
Warm amidst eternal Frost,
Too soon the Half Year's Night would pass.
Polly Were I sold on Indian Soil,
Soon as the burning Day was clos'd,
I would mock the sultry Toil
When on my Charmer's Breast repos'd.
Macheath And I would love you all the Day,
Polly Every Night would kiss and play,
Macheath If with me you'd fondly stray
Polly Over the Hills and far away.




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