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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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tishanote
I discovered this Alfred Noyes poem when in grade school....ma n y years ago....and fell in love, immediately. This storytelling is very nicely done.
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aejudd09
Certainly my favorite song of hers. I had never heard of the poem before; I may have to look it up now.
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This song is eerie but in a good way. Listen to the lines of The highwayman it is a deadly song
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northerngal1 2 1 2
This is my FAVORITE song... Bess is my namesake.
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Loreena is very talented. I love this poem. I'm learning the poem right now.
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chemgod_dean o
Each time I hear this song, I marvel at Loreena's gift of song and story telling.
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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 .
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I've memorized this entire song.
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A wonderful poem, made into an unspeakably wonderful song.
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northerngal1 2 1 2
THE BEST SONG EVER
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2019bolli
This is my freaking fav of all her songs!!!!!!
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Love these type of " folk lore " songs!
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such a side love story... highway man is. but a beautiful song and lyric nonetheless.
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I feel the same, firering
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Love this song!
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Hey, you should subscribe to my station. It's pretty awesome. I love this type of music and created a station all around it.
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mlstax
Hauntingly beautiful.
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Magnificent tale of love beyond death, and death that could not conquer love. I am at awe of Loreena's recanting of the Highwayman!
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So sad ����
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I fell asleep listening to this... It has a beatiful mix between celtic and Blackmore's Night...
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Beautiful!
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So beautiful. I've memorized the whole thing.
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Beautiful and sad song
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Very sad, but very beautiful
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Damn I love this song!
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This is so beautiful 9 minutes of pure amazing.
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I love this song its sad, powerful and beautiful
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mlstax
A true mistress of music
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Wow! Awesome tale and singer.
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Awesomely cool but sad at the same time.
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One of the best stories ever told.
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The highway man is such a sad song!!! :(
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Celtic Storyteller. . . t a k e s one away to the ole-SOD! Maybe Dublin Faries in the AaIRE!
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I am amazed.
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One of My Favorite CD's... Dante's Prayer Being My absolute favorite..
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I love her songs,they tell entire stories...gr e a t song but also sad :( :)
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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!
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i love how she puts puts poems to music! beautiful, but sad.
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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...
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mgrier107
I love this adaptation of the poem--such haunting imagery and beautiful, sad music
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Beautiful but very sad.
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I had just learnd this poem in school and now I hear it sung by Loreen! AMAZING!
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I love this story but its soooooooo saaaaaad!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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I want to cry!!
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ccoc0
Wow. Such a sad and haunting song.
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Have love her music since the first time I heard her sing. The Highwayman is outstanding!
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Amazing and moving song.
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True love at its finest
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I read this for school last year... it was so sad but I love the song.
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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.
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