On a cold winters night the highwayman came riding into town.
He taps on all the windows and one window opens.Bess the landlords daughter is standing behind the window. the highwayman and Bess fall in love. She had long jet black hair tied up in a neat bun.
The highwayman and Bess talk and kiss. Tim the ostler is hiding behind a hay bail listening and watching them. The highwayman explained that he was going to get ' a prize tonight' and told Bess to look for him returning by the moonlight.
Tim was jealous and reported all of this to King Georges men. He told them his plan to capture the highwayman and the the landlords daughter.
So the highwayman said his good bye's to Bess and rode off into the starlit night.
The highwayman rode to the west through the darkwoods.