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Thread #4640   Message #552155
Posted By: GUEST,Marian
17-Sep-01 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: Lyr Add: MONTROSE (Brian McNeill; Battlefield Band
An also interesting song about Montrose was performed by the Battlefield Band. It was published on the Album "On The Rise" by Temple Records 1986. Here are the song lyrics:

Opening: D Gm D Gm

D...................Gm
Father, Father, tell me
D..............................Gm
Why do the horsemen ride?
D............................Gm
Why do the troopers look so grim
Gm.........................D
By Jamie Graham's side?
G..............................C
Is it true that he's a traitor?
G......................C
Father, tell me why?
G...........................D
There's no man among them all
..............E........................
That will look him in the eye

A..............................E................A
Montrose, Montrose, you are the rose
A.................................E
You gave your life for loyalty
A..................................E...........D
But it's no the hour for a rose to flower
A...............................E...............A
Between the kirk and royalty, Montrose

2)Hide your eyes, my bonny boy
For the deed is all but done
The headsman's axe will win the day
The Graham's race is run
Though honor rode with courage
But evil rode with guile
And the darkest horse among them all
Was the vengeance of Argyle

3)Harken now, my bonny boy
As we stand before the kirk
Oh does the thunder of the horses' hooves
Hide all the devil's work?
For the Covenant's a Campbell mare
That rides across the law
Then a Stuart bridles up
The Graham's head must fall

4)I'll read you know the riddle
By the shining o' the moon
When King and kirk sit down to sup
One needs a longer spoon
When Scotland hangs her head in shame
And justice looks awa'
And the scaffold buys an English throne
O'er the bravest heart of all

Hope the text is still formatted as I wanted it to be. If not and anyone wants to have it in .txt version please write to drzonk@web.de

Greetings to all you mudcatters out there

P.S.: If you want to hear the song try searching for it in Music City's file sharing client "Morpheus" you can download it at www.musiccity.com Since Napster's down it's the best way to download mp3 files!

Bye Marian

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