mudcat.org: Chords Req: Montrose
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Chords Req: Montrose

DigiTrad:
LADS O' THE FAIR
MUIR AND THE MASTER BUILDER
STRONG WOMEN RULE US ALL WITH THEIR TEARS


Related threads:
ADD: Silver Darlings (various) (97)
Lyr Req: The Yew Tree (Battlefield Band) (25)
Lyr Req: Snows of France and Holland (Brian McNeil (8)
Lyr Add: No Gods and Precious Few Heroes (9)
Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese (23)
Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span) (56)
Lyr Add: Muir and the Master Builder (B McNeill) (15)
Chords Req: The Roving Dies Hard (Battlefield Band (13)
Battlefield Band: Myth, Legend, or... (26)
Lyr ADD: Lads o' the Fair (Brian McNeill) (27)
Lyr Req: Any Mick'll Do (Brian McNeill) (9)
Review: The Battlefield Band (4)
Lyr Req: Back of the North Wind (12)
Lyr Req: Tail o' the Bank (Battlefield Band) (13)
Lyr Req: Best of the Barley (6)
Lyr Req: The Rovin' Dies Hard (Battlefield Band) (8)
Lyr Req: Join the Union (Brian McNeill) (7)
Lyr Add: Silver Darlin's + Who Pays the Piper (1)
Tune Req: Magheracloone & Miss Kate Rusby (6)
Lyr Req: The Roving Dies Hard (4)
Lyr Req: Rovin' Dies Hard (3)


GUEST,Marian 08 May 01 - 03:52 PM
Matt_R 08 May 01 - 05:42 PM
GUEST 10 May 01 - 10:22 AM
Matt_R 10 May 01 - 11:48 AM
Wolfgang 10 May 01 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,Dita (at work) 10 May 01 - 12:14 PM
Wolfgang 11 May 01 - 04:38 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 08 May 01 - 03:52 PM

Hi you Mudcatters!

There is a song performed by the Battlefield Band called "Montrose" it's on the Album "On the rise" (1986)

Here are the lyrics:

1. Father, Father, tel me, why do the horsemen ride? Why do the troopers look so grim by Jamie Graham's side? Is it true that he's a triator? But father tell me why there's no' a aman among them a' tae look him in the eye

Chorus: Montrose, Montrose, you were the rose, you gave your life for loyalty, but it's no' the hour for a rose tae flower between the kirk and royalty, Montrose.

2.Hearken now my bonny boy, as we stand before the kirk, or does the thunder of the horses' hooves hide a' the devil's work? For the Convenant's a Campbell mare that rides across the law, and ere a Stuart bridles her, a Graham's heid mus fa'...

That's what I got of it so far, is there anybody who knows the chords to this song? I want to play it with my guitar but I'm unable to get the chords from the record!

Hope you can help me!

Marian


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Chords Add: MONTROSE
From: Matt_R
Date: 08 May 01 - 05:42 PM

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

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

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

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


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 01 - 10:22 AM

Matt R, you are great!!!! Do you have more songs of the Battlefield Band for example the Rovin Dies Hard?!?!?!

Thanks!!!!!!

Marian


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: Matt_R
Date: 10 May 01 - 11:48 AM

You're very welcome! I have the chords for a phew others...but I'm not familiar with "The Rovin' Dies Hard"...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 May 01 - 11:53 AM

Marian,

click here for an old thread with a tiny bit of chord information for Rovin' dies hard.

Wolfgang


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)
Date: 10 May 01 - 12:14 PM

Both these songs are by Brian McNeill. Brian has a website at

www.brianmcneill.co.uk

no lyrics their but the dots for a couple of his tunes are.
Brian had a song book out called "Back o the North Wind" if memory serves well, and he was looking to get it republished, along with his novel "The Busker" last tim I spoke to him.
love john.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chords request 'Montrose'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 May 01 - 04:38 AM

John,

I was sure too that this song is in Brian's songbook, but it isn't. I found it in the Battlefield Band Songbook 'Forward with Scotland's past'.

The chords are now in a thread with a better title to make future searches easier.

Enjoy the playing, Marian.

Wolfgang


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 September 4:52 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.