Mudcat Café message #2923429 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3449   Message #2923429
Posted By: JHW
08-Jun-10 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The Highwayman (Noyes)
Look away now if you're enchanted by this poem.

Sorry but it's such a put up job. Why would the troopers abandon a serviceable weapon, why on earth would they tie it to the breast of the landlord's black eyed daughter, what business indeed had they in tying her up at all?
Only to make the song work.