Mudcat Café message #1806944 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4640   Message #1806944
Posted By: GUEST,Corrie
11-Aug-06 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Minor edits for the sake of accuracy:

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Oh, Father, tell me why?
There's no a man among them a'
Will look him in the eye?

Montrose, Montrose, you are the rose
You gave your life for loyalty
But it's no the hour a rose can flower
Between the Kirk and royalty, Montrose

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3)Harken now, my bonny boy
As we stand before the kirk
O' does the thunder of the horses' hooves
Hie o' the devil's work?
For the Covenant's a Campbell mare
That rides across the law
And 'ere a Stuart bridles her
The Graham's head must fall


4)I'll rede you now a riddle
By the shining o' the moon
When King and Kirk sit down to sup
Wha' needs a longer spoon?