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Album: All The Roadrunning
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:56
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Been kickin' sawdust
In these clothes
For a blue moon
And a red nose
The boys will put 'em up
And tear 'em down
We'll wash away
The dirt
Just a glass a day
Ain't gonna hurt
Pretty soon we'll move on
Out of town

We pass them by
Across the plains
We don't even try
To catch the names
It's supper-time and their kids
Are home from school
They draw the shades
On their shops
While we go a'checking
Through the props
And putting on the paint
To play the fool

Then we're rollin' on
Rollin' on
Feeling, better
Than we did last night
Rollin' on rollin' on
It's hard some times
Pretty much it's alright

I'll go soft shoe
When it rains
I'll go shuffle through
The aches and pains
Mr. young at heart
That's what I try to be
They all laugh
And cry
They get to feeling better
And that is why
If it was good for you
Truly it was good for me

Then we're rollin' on
Rollin' on
Feeling better
Than we did last night
Rollin' on rollin' on
It's hard sometimes
Pretty much it's alright
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 Carl wrote:
Too lazy to see if this is a repeat, but this is my favorite collaboration of many such ones at the time.

Ditto today.


I'm headed to Indy to see MK tomorrow night. :-)
But Emmylou is on tour in California, so I doubt she'll be dropping by. :-(

:-)
Each time I hear MK on RP I feel some irritation for the fact that his forthcoming concert in Uppsala next summer is Sold out since months ago, and I am off {#Frustrated}
Great duet by the way!
 xtalman wrote: Posted: Jan 17, 2012 - 12:30
 
Same great set tonight!   :)
   ...just a few bars and its a delight for me....love both these artists...adore a duet!!
                                                      {#Hearteyes}        {#Hearteyes}
 ziakut wrote:
Bumping this to a solid "9".

 
nice to hear emmylou again
Too lazy to see if this is a repeat, but this is my favorite collaboration of many such ones at the time.
Bumping this to a solid "9".
Neat bass line by either Dan Dugmore or Glen Worf—both great stylists.
This is good one, too!  {#Umbrella}
Okay I really do need to get some work done.  Good set.

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - Rollin' On
John Lee Hooker - Spellbound
Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up or Let me Go

 
 coding_to_music wrote:

Interesting point

Knopfler/Harris collaboration is desert-island worthy, IMHO 

Page / Plant is good, but this is great... 
 
Plant can't hold a candle to Knopfler, while Krause is a wee bit better than Harris.

 I'd like to hear Knopfler/Krause get together.
Emmylou and Knopfler ... like a great meal in Rome, or great cannabis in Amsterdam, hard to go wrong. 8
Sure sounds the it was inspired by The Boss.  
{#Sleep}
I have "All the Roadrunning" in my player currently - just finished listening to "Beachcombing" for the fifth time, and I can't wait to hear "This Is Us."  I LOVE this CD.
 Cynaera wrote:

I was JUST going to comment that Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris are MUCH better than the Plant/Krause collaboration.  I like your comment a lot better. {#Roflol}
 
Interesting point

Knopfler/Harris collaboration is desert-island worthy, IMHO 

Page / Plant is good, but this is great... 
guess it's not gonna turn around tonight after all. i'll see ya tomorrow RP. 
Great tune, great mood... great artists. Regarding voices, it's another story... but this deserves a big 8.
 vit wrote:
I heard these two beat up Robert Plant and Allison Krause in a fair fight behind the fairgrounds tent.
 
I was JUST going to comment that Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris are MUCH better than the Plant/Krause collaboration.  I like your comment a lot better. {#Roflol}
I was sorry I missed these two when they came through town. I bet that was a cool show.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
C&W? Where to start...
Another time - my saccharine cheese needs minding.

 
Yes, sorry, I must have been in a bad mood when I wrote my original comment, as this song has grown on me somewhat. And no, it's not C&W, but deffo country, though at least there's no blasted steel-guitar-in-the-lap twanging or lachrymose melodrama. 7 from the repentant Nottingham jury, though it is still a little on the cheesy side...

Another 10, Bill you are killing me, but softly!
Pleasant. This is the amount of Mark Knopler's voice I like. It's perfect the way it's used when he's supporting another vocalist. Great stuff.
Very nice!
I wouldn't really describe this as Country & Western, first of all.  And second, it's hardly saccharine.  It's entirely bittersweet.  "Feeling better than we did last night" is hardly the peak of joy.
fredriley wrote:
It's this sort of saccharine cheesiness that really puts me off C&W, and just because Mark "young at heart" Knopfler's involved doesn't make it any less cheesy. Bleucch!
C&W? Where to start...
Another time - my saccharine cheese needs minding.

Great...

Saw them at the Ahoy in the Netherlands during the tour... I must be honest, Emmylou's singing isn't always in key but her voice is one of a kind...

This is one of my favourite tracks of this album...

8

Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler - "This Is Us" Live 

"Their voices complement each other very well. I love this song!"


 IslandBob wrote:
Emmylou = the sound of angels singing. Only Alison Krauss comes close.
 
I suppose angels sound like whatever you want them to sound like. My angels do not sound like Emmylou.

It's ok.
Emmylou is a bit piercing.
I'd prefer Allison too.
Mister Young-at-Heart, that's what I try to be...

Great stuff
Goosebumps . . . again!
10 is the only true value for this track
only complaint, too short.........
 IslandBob wrote:
Emmylou = the sound of angels singing. Only Alison Krauss comes close.
 

{#Yes} Emmylou makes me go weak at the knees
 cc_rider wrote:
ANYTHING off this album starts at an 8 for me!
Love this album end to end. It's realistic about the "human condition," including aging and the passing of time, without being at all maudlin. If anything, joyful.

 vit wrote:
I heard these two beat up Robert Plant and Allison Krause in a fair fight behind the fairgrounds tent.
 
They flagellated their donkey bigtime :o)

 Pyro wrote:
I could listen to Emmylou sing the phone book.

This is a nice CD, but IMHO, there aren't any songs that really stand out.
 

Real Live Roadrunning is a better listen.
Thanks RP for yet another great segue! (from John Lee Hooker).
 vit wrote:
I heard these two beat up Robert Plant and Allison Krause in a fair fight behind the fairgrounds tent.
 

{#Lol}
I heard these two beat up Robert Plant and Allison Krause in a fair fight behind the fairgrounds tent.

I'd like to hear this with Alison Krauss instead of Emmylou . . . her voice pierces a bit


no comment  -  8.
 birdland wrote:


Roflmao.
 

I saw Sarah Lee Guthrie (ie, Arlo-Woodie-Sarah Lee) play with her hubby recently and she also has an a great voice, I thought this was her when I first heard it.

cc_rider wrote:
Roger Miller? Corny? Philistine. What about the existential angst of 'You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd', or the heartbreak of a broken family in 'My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died'? I won't even TRY to address 'Do-Wacka-Do': its layers are too dense to be analyzed in a brief synopsis. Happy Listening! c.
Roflmao.
IslandBob wrote:
Emmylou = the sound of angels singing. Only Alison Krauss comes close.
Ditto that. :high-five:
Emmylou = the sound of angels singing. Only Alison Krauss comes close.
She has THE voice.
I could listen to Emmylou sing the phone book. This is a nice CD, but IMHO, there aren't any songs that really stand out.
Lazaerus wrote:
mmm, that's funny I thought for sure those songs were on the Ragpickers Dream album, in fact I know they are. Those songs are a tribute to Roger Miller and they are a bit corney, but then so were Roger Millers songs... maybe you should check out the correct album to find out more info?
Roger Miller? Corny? Philistine. What about the existential angst of 'You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd', or the heartbreak of a broken family in 'My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died'? I won't even TRY to address 'Do-Wacka-Do': its layers are too dense to be analyzed in a brief synopsis. Happy Listening! c.
Two of the most talented performers of this or any era. Mr. Knopfler has a crisp distictive guitar style, and Ms. Harris' voice could bring emotional import to a grocery list. ANYTHING off this album starts at an 8 for me! c.
Emmylou fans, Emmy sat in with Counting Crows at Telluride B-Grass this year and did a version of "Return of the Grievous Angle" Its available at tapers.org for ftp download. A must for all fans the lovely Emmylou Harris. A true goosebump moment.
Nice!!! :roflol:
AAHHH...:meditate:...
Killer! If Mark and Emmy ain't enough, fabulous bass work as well.
Leslie wrote:
I bought this album a few weeks ago and I really like most of it. There's a couple songs with what I consider stupid lyrics and I need to check the liner notes to see who wrote those. I kind of suspect it was Knopfler. Anybody who's heard Quality Shoe or Old Pipgweed should know what I'm talking about :wink:
I kinda LIKE Old Pigweed.
First time I hear this... interesting song.
mmm, that's funny I thought for sure those songs were on the Ragpickers Dream album, in fact I know they are. Those songs are a tribute to Roger Miller and they are a bit corney, but then so were Roger Millers songs... maybe you should check out the correct album to find out more info? Leslie wrote:
I bought this album a few weeks ago and I really like most of it. There's a couple songs with what I consider stupid lyrics and I need to check the liner notes to see who wrote those. I kind of suspect it was Knopfler. Anybody who's heard Quality Shoe or Old Pipgweed should know what I'm talking about :wink:
I bought this album a few weeks ago and I really like most of it. There's a couple songs with what I consider stupid lyrics and I need to check the liner notes to see who wrote those. I kind of suspect it was Knopfler. Anybody who's heard Quality Shoe or Old Pipgweed should know what I'm talking about :wink:
Thanks RP. I had only previously heard one song from this album.
play it again
:angel: :guitarist: Emmy Lou is a Piece of Paradise.......... Always was................ Since Graham Parsons...........& before
Emmylou carries this song completely. Her voice is so melodic yet just a touch haunting. I could listen to her sing with anyone.
I love this entire CD
marzipanic wrote:
I'll take *either* city over Saint Paul. I know many who love it up here, but it's just not for me. I'd walk over hot coals just to get back to Austin (actually, it's cold enough here now that I'd walk over hot coals regardless).
I guess the grass IS greener on the other side of the fence. I'm in Houston thinking your towns have the sound of the sweet life.
It's this sort of saccharine cheesiness that really puts me off C&W, and just because Mark "young at heart" Knopfler's involved doesn't make it any less cheesy. Bleucch!
batman0730 wrote:
Didn't like the song at all. But I'm obviously the outcast seeing how it has a 7.5 overall... oh well.
I think this track is quite OK. But it's nothing compared to other tracks that Knopfler delivered during the years. Just compare it to the album 'Sailing to Philadelphia'...
Didn't like the song at all. But I'm obviously the outcast seeing how it has a 7.5 overall... oh well.
Saw Emmylou at Strawberry music fest down in Yosemite years ago. She just keeps getting better and better. Mark adds a whole bunch too! Class act!!!
It's not the best song on this album. I prefer This is Us and If This is Goodbye.
this is so lame. . .
This is SO GOOD !
This is SO GOOD !
I'll take *either* city over Saint Paul. I know many who love it up here, but it's just not for me. I'd walk over hot coals just to get back to Austin (actually, it's cold enough here now that I'd walk over hot coals regardless). lathyris wrote:
Marr -- I'm in Austin, dreaming of Houston. Austin sucks! The whole "Austin is cool" idea is a farce; Austin is a carbon copy of Houston, with less reliable traffic. And more snobby wannabe-hippies. Houston's way more down to earth. Can't wait to move back!
:guitarist: :drummer: :motor: Pretty Song
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Love this CD and I'm stll lusting after Emmylou after all these years!!! (Sigh)
I'm there with you - still in love with Emmylou. Saw her last weekend on the public station, Garrison's PHC New Year's special from Nashville. She was beautiful as always.
The voice of an angel :good-vibes:
A SWEET Song on a SWEET Saturday Night!
Love this CD and I'm stll lusting after Emmylou after all these years!!! (Sigh)
amoreena wrote:
Would be interesting to have a set of Emmylou's duos..Knopfler, Gram Parsons...to name a few. She's sung alongside some of the very best.
Indeed... John Hiatt, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Sam Bush, Gillian Welch, Dolly Parton, Shawn Colvin.... Emmy Lou is an icon.
Oh my gods this is so much better than that "This is Us" song.
Would be interesting to have a set of Emmylou's duos..Knopfler, Gram Parsons...to name a few. She's sung alongside some of the very best.
NICKNAME wrote:
I was in a barbershop in Iowa back in 1983 and boy did it sound good.
I was in a boy in Barberwa in 3891 and it sounded like a dream.
hippiechick wrote:
She's not a chick...she's an angel! At least she sings like one.
Angelic indeed - both of them....
jptl wrote:
Knopfler & Harris really sound good together, particularly on this song. I got the CD right when it came out, and Knopfler hasn't let me down yet. I just don't tire of this particular song. It's just too short. But, what's it about? I've got the lyrics in front of me, but I still can't figure out the story.
I've always thought that they were traveling entertainers, with a circus or something similar, and that it's set in a slightly earlier era. Haunting music, though, and excellent.
auburntigerrich wrote:
I dunno why... I really enjoy this chick's vocals.
She's not a chick...she's an angel! At least she sings like one.
:angel: me like this! emmy & mark! two of the best & together! who'd a thunk it! :angel:
Knopfler & Harris really sound good together, particularly on this song. I got the CD right when it came out, and Knopfler hasn't let me down yet. I just don't tire of this particular song. It's just too short. But, what's it about? I've got the lyrics in front of me, but I still can't figure out the story.
Knopfler the Great Scottish Cowboy... Knopfler el gran Vaquero Escocés... Opa iii!!!
auburntigerrich wrote:
I really enjoy this chick's vocals.
She'd be flattered, I'm sure. Chick. Heh.
Marr -- I'm in Austin, dreaming of Houston. Austin sucks! The whole "Austin is cool" idea is a farce; Austin is a carbon copy of Houston, with less reliable traffic. And more snobby wannabe-hippies. Houston's way more down to earth. Can't wait to move back!
Zweiblumen wrote:
In what way could sounding like a 1983 Iowa barbershop be good, I wonder?
What, the sound of scissors trimming up a nice mullet doesn't get you all warm and squishy inside?
physicsgenius wrote:
Sounds like a barbershop in Iowa circa 1983. In a bad way.
Hate to say it PG but you're losing your touch. This makes no sense whatsoever.
This is a really compelling tune, I'll be looking for more here at RP
I was in a barbershop in Iowa back in 1983 and boy did it sound good.
I dunno why... I really enjoy this chick's vocals. Her other stuff on RP is also especially Tasty.
I may have to look into buying this CD.
Even as a Knopfler enthusiast and with a growing fondness for Emmylou, I've held off buying this disc. This, the third or so cut I've heard comferm this is a purchase that will happen this evening.
physicsgenius wrote:
Sounds like a barbershop in Iowa circa 1983. In a bad way.
In what way could sounding like a 1983 Iowa barbershop be good, I wonder?
ChardRemains wrote:
a little too precious for my taste. an example of what happens when good musicians get too comfortable.
To each their own. Not too precious for me with Mark in there. Own this, enjoyed it. Good to hear it here to boot.
a little too precious for my taste. an example of what happens when good musicians get too comfortable.
physicsgenius wrote:
(90% of everything is crap)
It would seem this also applies to your comments... :nyah:
Steven_G wrote:
I am totally with you. I guess whether you and I like Emmylou depends on what genre she is singing under - country, pop, crossover. And Mark being on the track is very effective too. I am not big into country, but there is a new "pop-country" group called The Wreckers, consisting of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp and their sound is amazing. Not fully country and not fully pop music either. (Their first album is due out in 7 days! Can't wait for it!)
You just described alt-country. And you would be correct in fitting this album into that genre.
AlienRelic wrote:
I did not used to care for Emmylou Harris, but this is about the second or third really nice song I have heard on RP. I will keep my mind and ears open for more.
I am totally with you. I guess whether you and I like Emmylou depends on what genre she is singing under - country, pop, crossover. And Mark being on the track is very effective too. I am not big into country, but there is a new "pop-country" group called The Wreckers, consisting of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp and their sound is amazing. Not fully country and not fully pop music either. (Their first album is due out in 7 days! Can't wait for it!)
Thanks, got to go now and get this album....
Tasty! :biggrin:
This duo is playing here this summer. Interesting!
Sounds like a barbershop in Iowa circa 1983. In a bad way.
I was wondering what this combo would sound like. Good as I hoped. 8.
I did not used to care for Emmylou Harris, but this is about the second or third really nice song I have heard on RP. I will keep my mind and ears open for more.
I bought this album recently and it has become a fixture in the player at home. Sitting on the deck with this album playing and a margarita in my hand has become a good habit lately.
rgrace wrote:
Yeah baby. This gets a 9 from me. Emmylou Harris is becoming (or has become) inimitable, a law unto herself, who makes whoever she works with better. No one else ever sounds like her.
Yup. The only minor problem is that his vocals really suffer in comparison.
Very enjoyable song! Thanks to whoever uploaded it!
Yeah baby. This gets a 9 from me. Emmylou Harris is becoming (or has become) inimitable, a law unto herself, who makes whoever she works with better. No one else ever sounds like her.