Mudcat Café message #2924543 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3449   Message #2924543
Posted By: DonMeixner
10-Jun-10 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)
Subject: RE: ADD: The Highwayman (Noyes)
Now if McKennitt could have come up with a less dull melody and added some of the excitement that PHil Ochs put into his version I would be more impressed with McKennitt's effort.

Phil made a ripping good song of a poem I have loved since my Mom read it to me 50 years ago. Lorena takes the excitement out of the poem and her tempo puts me to sleep.

The best job I have ever heard of Phil's version is the job done by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.