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Thread #162878   Message #3880907
Posted By: Daniel Kelly
08-Oct-17 - 01:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: No More Songs (Phil Ochs) - Meaning
Subject: RE: Origins: No More Songs by Phil Ochs - Meaning
Thanks Gerry, I guess I set my 'trad' benchmark as anything pre WWII, even if it has only been set to music recently. I know Highwayman from Loreena McKennitt's Book of Secrets album in 1997, which I think is set to her own melody. The poem had actually been set to music in 1914 by Deems Taylor and in 1933 by Cecil Gibbs. I can't find an online recording so don't know if they have any connection to more recent adaptations.

Thanks Rapparee, I had suspected that pepper spray was a new invention. After being exposed to CS gas in training, I should have remembered that that was in use in the 60's.