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A poem from 1906 and Fleetwood Mac’s song everywhere!!!!

It doesn’t get as classic as this, this one goes back to 1906!!!!!

The poem in question is “The Highway man,’ written by Alfred Noyles in 1906.

The idea of the poet was to create a background imagery to his words. This poem in set in 18th century Britain. He wanted you to see something!

As Dave would probably say, “the devil is in the details,” So Fleetwood Mac gives you fine details…The musical Video ‘Everywhere,’ from a very special album “Tango in the night,”: 1988 entices you with imagery of an old scroll with the words

“The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,” the music video itself then tells you the rest of the story of this poem, tragic really, this charming robber (okay so he robbed people by day and was Romeo at night).

Notwithstanding this this robber that the poem describes falls in love with a fairly decent girl.. Down town guy for uptown girl? She’s the daughter of this inn keeper. Being the character the highway man was, he was always on the run. He was due to see her on one ghostly night. She was expecting him. This was not to be. Before he arrives, some British soldiers find their way there first.

They want to catch the highway man, what better way to do it than by waiting for him at his girlfriends place! One drunk soldier has a gun pointed at her chest, but he falls asleep, she’s tied up, the gun is still pointed to her chest.

She moves around in such a manner, that she’s able to pull the trigger and kill herself. She does this, so that the highway man can hear the shot and not be caught!

So the ghost of the highway man rides that ghastly road every night to be everywhere with Bess!!!

I proudly give you Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere:-




“Can you hear me calling
Out your name
You know that I'm falling
And I don't know what to say

I'll speak a little louder
I'll even shout
You know that I'm proud
And I can't get the words out

Oh I...
I want to be with you everywhere
Oh I...
I want to be with you everywhere


Something's happening
Happening to me
My friends say I'm acting peculiarly

C'mon baby
We better make a start
You better make it soon
Before you break my heart

Oh I...
I want to be with you everywhere
Oh I...
I want to be with you everywhere
(Wanna be with you everywhere)

Can you hear me calling
Out your name
You know that I'm falling
And I don't know what to say

Come along baby
We better make a start
You better make it soon
Before you break my heart

Oh I...
I want to be with you everywhere.”

“The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
Riding, the highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.”



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Updated 18-Nov-14 at 07:19 PM by Vanash Naick

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