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GUEST,Peter Rimmer in England 10 Jul 01 - 07:30 PM
Stewie 10 Jul 01 - 08:14 PM
DonMeixner 11 Jul 01 - 01:21 AM
DonMeixner 11 Jul 01 - 01:22 AM
Philibuster 11 Jul 01 - 01:37 AM
radriano 11 Jul 01 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Peter Rimmer 11 Jul 01 - 02:38 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Jul 01 - 04:52 PM
MMario 11 Jul 01 - 04:54 PM
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Subject: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: GUEST,Peter Rimmer in England
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 07:30 PM

Has anyone got the Lyr to this


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: Stewie
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 08:14 PM

They were posted in the forum a few years ago, gained a bird symbol but don't seem to have made it to the DT:

Click here

--Stewie.


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Subject: Chords Add: THE HIGHWAYMAN (Noyes, Ochs)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 01:21 AM

The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes and Phil Ochs

 C                         Em
The wind was a torrent of darkness
Am
Among the gusty trees
Em F
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Dm G7
Tossed upon cloudy seas
C Em
And the road was a ribbon of moonlight
Am
Over the purple moor
F C E Am
And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding
F C
Yes, the highwayman came riding
Dm G7
Up to the old inn door


From the Phil Ochs lyrics site Go to "Google" and search Phil Ochs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 01:22 AM

Of course its a jumble. Maybe Joe can sort it out


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE HIGWAYMAN (Noyes, Ochs)
From: Philibuster
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 01:37 AM

This is one of my favorites. Enjoy, yall.
This is gonna be a helluva experience in formatting.

 C                         Em
The wind was a torrent of darkness
Am
Among the gusty trees
Em F
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Dm G7
Tossed upon cloudy seas
C Em
And the road was a ribbon of moonlight
Am
Over the purple moor
F C E Am
And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding
F C
Yes, the highwayman came riding
Dm G7
Up to the old inn door
Over the cobbles he clattered
And clashed in the darkened yard
And he tapped with his whip at the window
But all was locked and barred
So he whistled a tune to the window
And who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black eyed daughter
Bess the landlord's daughter
Plaiting a dark red love knot
Into her long black hair
One kiss, my bonny sweetheart
For I'm after a prize tonight
But I shall be back with the yellow gold
Before the morning light
Yet if they press me sharply
Harry me through the day
Oh, then look for me by moonlight
Watch for me by moonlight
And I'll come to thee by moonlight
Though Hell should bar the way
He did not come at the dawning
No, he did not come at the noon
And out of the tawny sunset
before the rise of the moon
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon
Looping the purple moor
Oh a redcoat troop came marching, marching, marching
King George's men came marching
Up to the old inn door
And they bound the landlord's daughter
with many a sniggering jest
And they bound the musket beside her
With the barrel beneath her breast
Now keep good watch and they kissed her
She heard the dead man say
"Oh look for me by moonlight
Watch for me by moonlight
And I'll come to thee by moonlight
Though Hell should bar the way"
Look for me by moonlight
Hoof beats ringing clear
Watch for me by moonlight
Were they deaf that they did not hear
For he rode on the gypsy highway
She breathed one final breath
Then her finger moved in the moonlight
Her musket shattered the moonlight
And it shattered her breast in the moonlight
And warned him with her death
Oh he turned; he spurred on to the west
He did not know who stood
Out with her black hair a flowing down
Drenched with her own red blood
Oh not 'til the dawn had he heard it
And his face grew gray to hear
How Bess the landlord's daughter
The landlord's black eyed daughter
Had watched for her love in the moonlight
And died in the darkness there
C Em
Back he spurred like a madman
Am
Shrieking a curse to the sky
Em F
With the white road smoking behind him
Dm G
And his rapier brandished high
C Em
Blood red were his spurs in the golden noon
Am
Wine red his velvet coat
F C
When they shot him down on the highway
E Am
Down like a dog on the highway
F C
And he lay in his blood on the highway
F G
With a bunch of lace at his throat
And still on a winter's night they say
When the wind is in the trees
When the moon is a ghostly galleon
Tossed upon cloudy seas
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight
Over the purple moor
Oh the highwayman comes riding, riding, riding
Yes the highwayman comes riding
Up to the old inn door.



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: radriano
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 01:07 PM

To see the original full length text of the Highwayman click below:


The Highwayman

Richard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: GUEST,Peter Rimmer
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 02:38 PM

Thank you all


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Subject: Lyr Add: WIZARDS (Alfred Noyes)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:52 PM

Well, you'll find Alfred Noyes' poem in any number of anthologies. I haven't checked how far Phil Ochs modified it. Not much I think.

Here's another poem by Alfred Noyes, which isn't so well known, but should be. I stuck a tune to it and it makes a good song.

Wizards

There's many a proud wizard
from Araby to Egypt
Can read the silver writing
of the stars as they run;
And many a dark gypsy,
with a pheasant in his knap-sack
Has gathered more by moonlight
than wiser men have known.
But I know a wizardry
Can take a buried acorn,
And whisper forest out of it, to tower against the sun.

There's many a magician
from Baghdad to Benares
Can read you for a penny
what your future is to be.
And a flock of crazy prophets
that by staring in a crystal
Can fill it with more fancies
But I know a wizardry
Can take a freckled egg-shell,
And shake a throstle out of it
In every hawthorn tree.

There's many a crafty alchemist
from Mecca to Jerusalem,
And Michael Scott and Merlin were reckoned very wise;
But I know a wizardry
can take a wisp of sun-fire
And round it to a planet,
and roll it through the skies,
with cities and sea-ports,
and little shining windows,
And hedgerows, and gardens
and loving human eyes.

,/I>

I think the way the poet evokes a homecoming from a sea-voyage in those last four lines, all in pictures, not a single verb or direct statement - it is absolutely miraculous. I can't think of anything to touch it.

1880-1859, poet,playwright, novelist and anthologist, who held violently anti-Modernist view on literature." (Oxford Companion to English Literature)

Good man!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Highwayman as sung by Phil Ochs
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:54 PM

ehem. got a midi?


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