Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trad Tuesday: High on a Hill by Kate Rusby



High on a Hill is written by Kate Rusby, so only a traditional song in the sense of its format and sound. Kate is backed up here on mandolin and vocals by Chris Thile.

Lyrics:
High on a hill
There's a sweet bird calling
All come together
Are you in or are you out
He sings of a time
When the sky was falling
All come together
And be in no doubt

Chorus:
Oh darling let's go over
Now the devil's here
Oh darling let's go over
Now the devil's here
Oh darling, oh my darling
Be strong and be proud
Oh darling then you'll see
The devil will go round
Round, round
High on a hill
And way up yonder
All come together
Are you in or are you out
The eleventh day was hell
But the heart grows stronger
All come together
And be in no doubt
Chorus
Over the fields
Where the water's falling
All come together
Are you in or are you out
There's a bird on the hill
And he's sweetly calling
All come together
And be in no doubt
Chorus
High on a hill
There's a sweet bird calling
All come together
Are you in or are you out
He sings of a time
When the sky was falling
All come together
And be in no doubt
Chorus