The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'The Highwayman'

Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'The Highwayman'


Illustration by Rachael Horner
The wind was a torrent of darkness
Among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon
Tossed upon the cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight
Over the purple moor
When the highwayman came riding
Riding, riding,
The highwayman came riding 
Up to the old inn door


There is nothing I love more than a story song... except maybe a historical story song. So when Canadian songstress Loreena McKennitt took the Alfred Noyes poem "The Highwayman" and put it to music, I was stoked. The beautifully sad story of the doomed love between a Highwayman and his betrothed Bess during the Revolutionary War will haunt you long after the song has ended. And because The Highwayman himself became a ghost, expect that he may haunt you a little bit too. ~RH