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Thread #4640   Message #1939820
Posted By: GUEST,rea
17-Jan-07 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Steeleye Span also did a short version (3:58), which I have off of "A Rare Collection 1972-1996". It's got the shorter verses from the long version, but in a different order.

I'll serve thee in such noble ways was never heard before
I'll crown and deck thee with all bays and love thee more and more

With Campbell lands all wasted, Montrose was forced to guess
To fight Argyll or Lord Seaforth on the road to Inverness.
It came to pass that Campbell's might was smashed on Loch Eil's shore
And the terror of Clan Diarmaid will hold the glens no more


With stones and bows, the screaming clans put Covenant to flight
That Sabbath day at Tippermuir was such a bloody sight,
When marching north to Aberdeen where treasure could be found
The soldiers fought for bounty there while James fought for the crown


His army now three thousand strong, he was resolved to go
To meet the Campbell in his lair through all the winter snow
King Campbell sailed from his castles throne as Montrose pipes drew near
No refuge from the Lord on earth, no pity for Campbell's fear

Chorus x3