"Dumb as a dog Tim listened, and he heard the robber say-"
"I'm after a prize to-night! But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;"
"One kiss, my bonny sweetheart!"
"A red-coat troops came marching- marching- marching-"
"There was death at every window; And hell at one window."
The Highwayman travels through a stormy night to visit his love, Bess.
"Now, keep good watch!"
"Her musket shattered in the moonlight, shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him-with her death" "Had watched her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there."
Bess, the landlord's daughter having a lovely conversation with the highwayman when the jealous Tim is eavesdropping on their conversation.
Tim reports to King George about the Highwayman's return for Bess. King George then sent his men to set an ambush to arrest the highwayman.
"Down like a dog on the highway, and he lay in his blood on the highway, with a bunch of lace at his throat."
They gagged Bess, tied her up and placed her next to the window to capture the highwayman's attention to arrest him.
She sacrificed herself, to warned him about the troops so he may escape from them.
When the highwayman heard the news about her death, he was raged and rushed back to seek for revenge but he failed and got shot down instead. The ghosts of the lovers then meet again on the winter nights outside the old inn-door.