The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91381   Message #3285628
Posted By: GUEST
06-Jan-12 - 12:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
I always thought the line was
'for his mad mind had trapped him with his wits-o'=

meaning his wits were so addled they had trapped him in delusions.

I don't offer this as the correct lyric - simply how my head made sense of what I heard.