The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3449 Message #2923432
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
08-Jun-10 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)
Subject: RE: ADD: The Highwayman (Noyes)
Joe, you're confusing me - the Ochs and McKennitt settings are completely different. I thought the Ochs setting was definitive until I heard Andy Irvine do the McKennitt - now I can't decide which one I like better. I have heard a couple of other settings, one a good 15 or 20 years ago by a singer named Barbara Brown, but they don't seem to have caught on the way the Ochs and McKennitt tunes have.
There have been other threads on this poem, we're probably repeating conversations of days gone by.