Mudcat Café message #552807 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4640   Message #552807
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
17-Sep-01 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Montrose Lyrics
Susanne is right, and I ought to have thought to mention it.  "Rede" means "to counsel, advise, expound, relate".  It's the term that was used of King Ethelred "the Redeless", which has often been, wrongly, interpreted as "the Unready"; it actually meant that he had nobody to give him proper advice.