#01172
These Are My Mountains (Anchors Aweigh)
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©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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For fame and for fortune I wandered the earth,
And now I've come back to the land of my birth;
I brought back my treasures but only to find,
They're less than the pleasures I first left behind.

For these are my mountains and this is my glen,
The hills of my childhood will know me again;
No land's ever claimed me though far I did roam,
For these are my mountains and I'm going home.

The stream by the road sings at my going by,
The birds overhead wing their welcoming cry;
The bay where the gulls fly at last I can see,
It's here that my heart lies, it's here I'll be free.

For these are my mountains and this is my glen,
The hills of my childhood will know me again;
No land's ever claimed me though far I did roam,
For these are my mountains and I'm going home.

Old faces will meet me and welcome me in,
How they will greet me, my old friends and kin;
At night by the fireside old songs will be sung,
At last I'll be hearing my own mother tongue.

For these are my mountains and this is my glen,
The hills of my childhood will know me again;
No land's ever claimed me though far I did roam,
For these are my mountains and I'm going home.

####.... Rewrite of a Scottish traditional ....####
This variant re-written by Don Fudge of Anchors Aweigh (When Sailors Sing, trk#7, 2002, Independent, produced at WE Music Studio, Cormack, NL)

See more songs by Anchors Aweigh.

The video above features a variant arranged and recorded by Kevin Collins (Hills Of Home, trk#11, 2000, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

See more songs by Kevin Collins.

A variant was recorded by Bay Boys (Down Home Favourites, trk#10, 1985, Bay Boy Records, St. Catherines, Ontario).

See more songs by the Bay Boys.

A variant was also recorded by Newfoundland Showband (Memories Of Home, trk#3, 1973, Marathon Music, Toronto, Ontario).

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[D] For fame and for fortune I [G] wandered the [D] earth,
And [G] now I've come [D] back to the land of my [A] birth;
I brought back my [D] treasures [D7] but only to [G] find,
They're less than the [D] pleasures [A] I first left [D] behind.

For these are my mountains and [G] this is my [D] glen,
The [G] hills of my [D] childhood will know me [A] again;
No land's ever [D] claimed me [D7] though far I did [G] roam,
For these are my [D] mountains [A] and I'm going [D] home.

The stream by the road sings at [G] my going [D] by,
The [G] birds overhead [D] wing their welcoming [A] cry;
The bay where the [D] gulls fly [D7] at last I can [G] see,
It's here that my [D] heart lies, [A] it's here I'll be [D] free.

For these are my mountains and [G] this is my [D] glen,
The [G] hills of my [D] childhood will know me [A] again;
No land's ever [D] claimed me [D7] though far I did [G] roam,
For these are my [D] mountains [A] and I'm going [D] home.

Old faces will meet me and [G] welcome me [D] in,
How [G] they will [D] greet me, my old friends and [A] kin;
At night by the [D] fireside [D7] old songs will be [G] sung,
At last I'll be [D] hearing [A] my own mother [D] tongue.

For these are my mountains and [G] this is my [D] glen,
The [G] hills of my [D] childhood will know me [A] again;
No land's ever [D] claimed me [D7] though far I did [G] roam,
For these are my [D] mountains [A] and I'm going [D] home.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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