The Highwayman (9:30)

Cover of Book of Secrets

From Book of Secrets and 1 other release

According to the The Highwayman Songfacts, this was written by Alfred Noyes (1880-1958). Although it was published early on in his career - in a 1907 anthology - it is probably the best known of his works.


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  • DanOShanter

    Ditto those shouts for the crew too... serious respect 4 you folk

    3 Apr 1:47am Reply
  • DanOShanter

    OH yah! I think _Mask and Mirror_ and _Book of Secrets_ are my two favorite Loreena albums...I love every track on _Mask and Mirror_ while I love some tracks on _Book of Secrets_ and really really like the others...BUT... the songs that MOVE me on _Book of Secrets_ (this one, "Skellig", and of course "Mummer's Dance") move me HELLA deeper than anything on _Mask and Mirror_ except "The Two Trees"

    3 Apr 1:46am Reply
  • Mr-rabiD

    Yes i agree this song is fantastic. The album is just to melt for. Respect from the crew @ A nd shouts to the team at last FM for this temple of sound.

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    i haven't read the poem, but this song is awesome

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • kgkeller

    My God, can this woman sing!!!!

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Mithriael

    I still lover her music after all these years =)

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • smello89

    She sings with her heart. It' a true masterpiece. Love her.

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EderBorba

    Perfection, just perfection! <3

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Beautiful. I wonder just how much Celtic music I've been missing out on.

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dragonswings

    Such a magnificent interpretation!

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    This is really nice.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MerryMaenad

    I've heard other musicians interpret Alfred Noyes' magnificent poem, but none have stuck with me like Loreena's.

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • brideath

    Makes me cry every time, i'm such a sucker for a tragedy

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
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    13 May 2012 Reply
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    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • NuclearAbyss

    It doesn't get much better then this

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bonnietylersave

    What a song!!!!

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SterlingRipps

    Gaaad, this song is so engrained in my childhood.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • deadkoh

    This is one of my favorite poems, so hearing this makes my night.

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • misstagada

    Great epic song

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
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