The Highwayman Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

credits


publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Phil Ochs
album: Track 5 in album The Book of Secrets
release date: 1997-9-30
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/New Age/Celtic/Contemporary
length: 10:21
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
double bass: Danny Thompson
mixer: Kevin Killen
recorded by: Stuart Bruce
violin: Hugh Marsh
viola: Donald Quan
percussion: Hossam Ramzy and Rick Lazar
mandolin: Martin Jenkins
cello: Caroline Lavelle
snare drum: Paul Clarvis
bodhrán: Steáfán Hannigan
accordion & keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
acoustic guitar & electric guitar & bouzouki: Brian Hughes
acoustic guitar & mandolin & mandola: Martin Brown
composer: Loreena McKennitt
lyricist: Alfred Noyes

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624671923
script: Latin

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt The Book of Secrets cover art

Lyrics

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The wind was a torrent of darkness
Among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Tossed upon the cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight
Over the purple moor
When the highwayman came riding
Riding, riding,
The highwayman came riding
Up to the old inn door

He'd a french cocked hat at his forehead
A bunch of lace at his chin
A coat of claret velvet
And breeches of brown doe-skin

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Prologue
  • 2 The Mummers’ Dance
  • 3 Skellig
  • 4 Marco Polo
  • 5 The Highwayman
  • 6 La Serenissima
  • 7 Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  • 8 Dante’s Prayer