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Thread #94336 Message #3259634
Posted By: GUEST,John Bailey
18-Nov-11 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Poems set to music
Phil Ochs also adapted Edgar Alan Poe's 'The Bells' which I used to sing in the 60s. By a strange coincidence I remembered this just last week and it reminded me of The Highwayman and that it was about time I learned it, as this Alfred Noyes poem has always been a favourite of my wife's since she first discovered it at the tender age of 13 and how uncomfortable it made her feel with its imagery - how times have changed - gone is the age of innocence.