Mudcat Café message #2146935 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4640   Message #2146935
Posted By: GUEST
11-Sep-07 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
I thought the line was:
"Sold James for oats and mold"

Thought I remember reading that Macleod was paid with moldy oats. I think the refrain was reportedly written by Montrose while awaiting execution.