Rolling Stones fans/experts/historians…
We’ve all heard the song a million times, but I actually checked out the lyrics for the first time at my wife’s urging.
The Devil is listing off the historical events he has witnessed/participated/presided over and includes:
“…I lay traps for troubadours who get killed before they reach Bombay…”
I understand the troubadours were French medieval romantic poets/songwriters who had no interest in travel/exploration/searching for riches etc in India at all.
Is Old Mick (Old Nick!?!) using this as a metaphor for something else? Any takers?