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Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris — I Dug Up A Diamond
Album: All The Roadrunning
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:27
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I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
If only I could cling to
my beautiful find
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine

My gem is special
Beyond all worth
As strong as any metal
Or stone in the earth
Sharp as any razor
Or blade you can buy
Bright as any laser
Or any star in the sky

Maybe once in a lifetime
You'll hold one in your hand
Once in a lifetime
In this land
Where the journey ends
In a worthless claim
Time and again
In the mining game

I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
Down in the darkness
In the dirt and the grime
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
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Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris

Great set, RP!  
Wonderful album, great song.

These two just keep getting better. 
 justin4kick wrote:
growing old gracefully (or is that just photoshop)
 
A beacon of hope for the aging Caucasian man. Wow.
 rdo wrote:

lol
 
Funny....I keep hearing Fred Flintstone saying "yaba daba do!!"
 Stingray wrote:

INCREDIBLE BEAUTY (if the photo is real)

 
My guess is there are less wrinkles in the photo but she still looks good when you see shots taken during shows.  I am pretty sure they aren't shooped.
 rah wrote:
i've been sitting here singing

adda guppa daah mon, adda guppa daah mon

thinking it was a gibberish song
 
lol
 justin4kick wrote:
growing old gracefully (or is that just photoshop)
 
INCREDIBLE BEAUTY (if the photo is real)
LOVELY!
Ironically, not a jem...bury this one back in the ground, please.
This country-music sided Knopfler of his later career, nothing to do with his greatness.

raga wrote:
Good, but Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
  
That's the truth
Absolutly love it and RP. I just heard about this station Monday and I am addicted. I can't stop listening.
 raga wrote:
Good, but Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
 
So what!!
And thus it is so.   {#Yes}

 
nigelr wrote:
Outstanding at first hearing, appreciation will probably grow with further listenings......
 


Thank Goodness.  I had to enlighten a 60 + year old friend of mine who MK is just the other day.  And he likes Chet Atkins, too!  RP rules
 raga wrote:
Good, but Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
 
That's the truth.
I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
If only I could cling to
my beautiful find
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine My gem is special
Beyond all worth
As strong as any metal
Or stone in the earth
Sharp as any razor
Or blade you can buy
Bright as any laser
Or any star in the sky Maybe once in a lifetime
You'll hold one in your hand
Once in a lifetime
In this land
Where the journey ends
In a worthless claim
Time and again
In the mining game I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
Down in the darkness
In the dirt and the grime
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine

~tell me about it


I was just listening to this album on the way to work this morning!
 raga wrote:
Good, but Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
 
How is this possible?

 raga wrote:
Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
 
Nope.

Very, very nice!! Love this music!
Good, but Knopfler is a bit overplayed on RP...
Zzzzzzz.... {#Sleep}

With Mark's later music I find myself longing for his blistering Dire Straits licks, but not so with this album. What a stellar collaboration.
i've been sitting here singing adda guppa daah mon, adda guppa daah mon thinking it was a gibberish song :roflol:
I wish the Allsion Krauss / Robert Plant effort had been as wonderful as this collaboration. Both CDs are good, but this one has more depth, or something....
A great album and one of my favorite songs from it.

growing old gracefully (or is that just photoshop)
Outstanding at first hearing, appreciation will probably grow with further listenings......
Crater of Diamonds Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro is where a 40.23-carat white diamond named the "Uncle Sam" was discovered in 1924, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the U. S. Since 1972, this diamond-producing site has been a state park where you can hunt for real diamonds and keep any you find! Over 20,000 diamonds have been found by lucky visitors since it became a park, the largest being a 16.37-carat white diamond found by a visitor from Amarillo, Texas.
Among the more enjoyable songs and albums over the last several years are those featuring Emmylou Harris adding her incomparable vocal talents to albums by great songwriters like Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler. She adds that extra touch of class to almost any project she touches.