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Posted By: Mr Fox
24-May-10 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
30: Inverurie? Or Inveraray?

Inverurie. The castle there belonged to Lord Huntly.

Inveraray belonged to Argyll and the original castle was burnt down by Montrose in 1644 (Hey, that probably makes it the 'castle strong' that Argyll fled from in the song!)

Oh, and I still prefer the line: "All he could do was done". To me, it's more poetic.