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Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman (Noyes & Webb)

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GUEST,Gene 11 Jun 00 - 02:50 AM
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Llanfair 11 Jun 00 - 06:15 PM
Midchuck 11 Jun 00 - 06:52 PM
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Subject: The Highwayman
From: GUEST,Bedlam
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 10:25 PM

Got the lyrics...have a recording...but I can't for the life of me figure out the damned chords for The Highwayman by Jimmy Webb (performed by Willie Nelson, et al.). Can anybody help?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: Pene Azul
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 10:39 PM

Looks like this is it (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: Pene Azul
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 10:40 PM

Hmmm I dunno. This is by Alfred Noyes and Phil Ochs.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: alison
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 10:53 PM

Is it the same song?... the one Pene linked to is the poem which has been done by Loreena McKennitt, and Andy Irvine (and is about 11 minutes long)... their chords are different from the ones at the link.. they do a more minor tune.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: Amergin
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 11:03 PM

No the song he's talking about goes like this (somewhat)

I was a highwayman
Along the coachroads I did ride
Sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid
lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier
Shed his life blood on my blade
The bastards hung me
In the spring of '25
But I am still alive

That's just the first verse. It goes on to sailor, dambuilder, and last verse is a spaceman.

Amergin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 02:50 AM

Complete lyrics here - * CLICK Johnny Cash Lyrics *


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Subject: Chords Add: THE HIGHWAYMAN (Jimmy Webb)
From: Gary T
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 01:23 PM

It's been quite a while since I heard it, but I think this chord sequence will work nicely. See how it sounds to you.
  Em      D                                       Em  
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
D G
With sword and pistol by my side
Em Am
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Em Am
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
Am C D Em
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
D Em
But I am still alive.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: Llanfair
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for the Alfred Noyes version, I've been trying to get hold of that for ages. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: Midchuck
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 06:52 PM

If you want to hear a superb version of the Noyes/Ochs "The Highwayman," get Katy Moffat's "Midnight Radio" CD.

Usual disclaimers.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 06:57 PM

Yeah, "The Highwaymen" that Bedlam was looking for is the one Gene posted. It was sung by The Highwaymen, who were Willy Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash (the theif, the sailor, the dam-builder, and the starship pilot respectively in the song & the video) on the album "The Highwaymen". They also do excellent versions of "The Last Cowboy Song" and "Desperados Waiting For a Train" on the album as well.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: WyoWoman
Date: 12 Jun 00 - 06:03 PM

The Lorena McKennitt one is also good. A deliciously melodramatic poem ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Highwayman
From: GUEST,Gene Shay
Date: 12 Jun 00 - 08:32 PM

Phil Ochs took a famous poem---the epic ballad, The Highwayman, and wrote a melody for the narrative The way Phil did it, he took out some verses and re-wrote a bit so that it would work with his tune. Phil recorded it in the 60s. Years later others would be attracted to Phil's version. Katy Moffatt, and Steve Gillette (on a Phil Ochs tribute album I produced--What's That I Hear? The Songs Of Phil Ochs--Sliced Bread Records. Recently, Canadian singer-harper, Loreena McKennitt took the same poem and set it to her own tune. A beautiful perfomance and using more of the original poem than Phil's edited version. Let's not confuse that with Jimmy Webb's great song, The Highwayman, which was recorded by Willie and Waylon, Kris and Cash. This is a whole different Highwayman--but one hell of a great song. I love em all.


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