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Highwayman

Features of This Track

folk roots
bluegrass influences
mild rhythmic syncopation
repetitive melodic phrasing
acoustic sonority
minor key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings
subtle use of strings
narrative lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Loreena is very talented. I love this poem. I'm learning the poem right now.
chemgod_dean o
Each time I hear this song, I marvel at Loreena's gift of song and story telling.
I learned to recite this poem when I was taking elocution lessons as a kid. Resurrected it recently and found out it is the most widely recited poem of English school children Love the song interpretati o n .
I've memorized this entire song.
A wonderful poem, made into an unspeakably wonderful song.
northerngal1 2 1 2
THE BEST SONG EVER
2019bolli
This is my freaking fav of all her songs!!!!!!
Love these type of " folk lore " songs!
such a side love story... highway man is. but a beautiful song and lyric nonetheless.
I feel the same, firering
Love this song!
Hey, you should subscribe to my station. It's pretty awesome. I love this type of music and created a station all around it.
mlstax
Hauntingly beautiful.
Magnificent tale of love beyond death, and death that could not conquer love. I am at awe of Loreena's recanting of the Highwayman!
So sad ����
I fell asleep listening to this... It has a beatiful mix between celtic and Blackmore's Night...
Beautiful!
So beautiful. I've memorized the whole thing.
Beautiful and sad song
Very sad, but very beautiful
Damn I love this song!
This is so beautiful 9 minutes of pure amazing.
I love this song its sad, powerful and beautiful
mlstax
A true mistress of music
Wow! Awesome tale and singer.
Awesomely cool but sad at the same time.
One of the best stories ever told.
The highway man is such a sad song!!! :(
Celtic Storyteller. . . t a k e s one away to the ole-SOD! Maybe Dublin Faries in the AaIRE!
I am amazed.
One of My Favorite CD's... Dante's Prayer Being My absolute favorite..
I love her songs,they tell entire stories...gr e a t song but also sad :( :)
woodsnwater1
Simply beautiful performance from Loreena.... She's added so very much to a childhood favorite poem with her beautiful interpretati o n and remarkable voice... Thank you again sweet Loreena!
i love how she puts puts poems to music! beautiful, but sad.
I love this music! It feels like a step centuries backward in time, when you'd be sitting in a countryside inn and the only entertainmen t is telling stories and singing songs...
mgrier107
I love this adaptation of the poem--such haunting imagery and beautiful, sad music
Beautiful but very sad.
I had just learnd this poem in school and now I hear it sung by Loreen! AMAZING!
I love this story but its soooooooo saaaaaad!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I want to cry!!
ccoc0
Wow. Such a sad and haunting song.
Have love her music since the first time I heard her sing. The Highwayman is outstanding!
Amazing and moving song.
True love at its finest
I read this for school last year... it was so sad but I love the song.
Haunting and beautiful. At first I didn't like to listen to it because the story is so tragic, but now I just hear the beauty of the poetry and music.

This is by far my favorite song. I love storytelling songs. This one is so beautifully tragic. XoxoxoX
Black eyed can mean someone with very dark blue or brown eyes. It's a poetic touch that has no bearing on biology.
Probably the greatest ghost story ever sung. :-)
What an awesome songstree!
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