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The Highway Man (Live)

Lyrics

The wind was a torrent of darkness
Among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Tossed upon the cloudy seas
full lyrics
The wind was a torrent of darkness
Among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Tossed upon the cloudy seas
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
acoustic sonority
intricate melodic phrasing
minor key tonality
a prominent banjo part
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

mjnickel39
Anne Shirley did the this poem in one of the movies!!!!!! ! !
I agree with Wolfgang! Just listened to the three d's version - much shorter, american folksong like and dropped the stanzas pertaining to Bess struggling to worn her beloved. This song of McKennitt's has been one of my favourites since I first heard it 16 yrs ago!
This song is quite sad, but incredibly beautiful.
Alfred Noyes
foxydeelite
Yeah this song is awesome. I didn't really like it when I first heard it but it really grew on me.
mlstax
A truly haunting song, no pun intended. She has a wonderous voice which I greatly appreciate her sharing with the rest of us.
tom3007
Who's the author of the poem?
AAAHHHH...Me m o r i e s !
wolfgangthor s e n
the second version of this poem turned song lyric that I've heard.
(the first being by The Three D'S). I must say this version appeals to me as more true to the original authuor's intent...... . . . . .

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