Posted by Armorel on April 28, 2002
In Reply to: Over the hills and far away posted by R. Berg on April 28, 2002
: : : Who said "over the hill & far away"?
: : was it in a movie, or a cartoon?
: Older than that. It's a song in an 18th-century play. See link below for more.
I think it becomes a "known phrase" mainly from the nursery which I learnt as a child:
Tom, the piper's son
Stole a pig and away he ran
But all the tune that he could play
Was Over the Hills and Far Away"