2 6 Far Away Ober Dere

Far Away Ober Dere is the sixth and final song of the Second Volume of Alfred Scott Gatty’s Plantation Songs, and one of the ten which were recorded by the Zono Minstrels.

To hear this recording, which has been mis-spelled on the label as “Far Away Ober Dare”, click here –

http://www.zonominstrels.co.uk/zono-minstrels-recordings/far-away-ober-dare/

Lyric

A cabin in a shady dell,
Far away ober dere!
And in it lives my lubly Nell,
Far away ober dere!
And dere she sits and works all day,
De Piccaninnies round her play,
While birds aloft sing songs so gay,
Far away ober dere!
Far away,
Far away,
Far away ober dere!
No place on Earth can well compare,
Wid far away ober dere!

And den at night when all am still,
Far away ober dere!
De great moon rise behind de hill,
Far away ober dere!
And Nell stands at de garden gate,
And for dis darkie she do wait,
Tho’ you may guess he am nebber late,
Far away ober dere!
Far away,
Far away,
Far away ober dere!
No place on Earth can well compare,
Wid far away ober dere!
Wid far away ober dere!

Sheet Music

Far Away Ober Dere

The sheet music of all 24 Plantation Songs is available as part of the Site Member Downloads. These Site Downloads were previously available through an automated service, but due to a change in policy of the service provider this is no longer possible. If you wish to own the Downloads, please contact me through the Contact Form, and I will reply as soon as I receive your message.

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The Site Member Downloads include –

* The original WAV audio transfers of the Zono Minstrels recordings which are currently available. These will allow you to hear the songs in a far higher sound quality than the YouTube versions on the public site, and also to add them to your computer file system and portable music player, and even to burn off a compact disc should you desire to do so

* The JPEG images of the record labels for the songs which are available

* The complete sheet music for all 24 Plantation Songs. This is now available in three different formats – colour, greyscale and monochrome. The scores have now been restored to the highest standard possible, which has taken many hours of work.

The scans of the extremely rare Fourth Volume were obtained courtesy of the North East of Scotland Music School in Aberdeen, who accepted a donation of my paper copies of Volumes 1 & 2 in exchange for scans of the rare volume.

The PDF files are not intended to be pixel-perfect reconstructions. They are intended to be as accurate a representation as possible of the originals published by Boosey & Co. between 1900 and 1902, as they would have been in mint condition. The colour has been added after blemish removal and repair have been carried out, to create a perfect uniform background across all scores.