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Mark Knopfler — Get Lucky
Album: Get Lucky
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 837









Released: 2009
Length: 4:27
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I am better with my muscles
than I am with my mouth
I work the fair grounds in the summer
or go pick fruit down south
And when I feel them chilly winds
where the weather goes I'll follow
Pack up my travelling things
go with the swallows
And I might get Lucky now and then - you win some
I might get lucky now and then - you win some

I wake up every morning
keep an eye on what I spend
Got to think about eating
got to think about paying the rent
I always think it's funny -
it gets me every time
And what about happiness for money -
tell it to the breadline
But you might get Lucky now and then - you win some
You might get Lucky now and then - yeah, you win some

Now I'm a rambling through this meadow
happy as a man can be
Think I'll just lay me down
under this old tree
On and on we go
through this old world a shuffling
If you've got a truffle dog
you can go truffling
And you might get Lucky now and then - you win some
You might get Lucky now and then - yeah, you win some
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 AhhtheMusic wrote:
He's always wonderful.  Thank you PSD for taking me from Joni Mitchell to wonderful Mark Knopfler, the commensurate storyteller.  Love him.
 
I think you may mean "consummate", not "commensurate".
 Devilfish wrote:
I will always love Knopfler. When I saw him live he was a great example of humility. In between songs he promoted his musicians in the band.
My own music was influenced in the sense that he taught me what it looks like to have air in a song.  Slow down a little and let the gaps be filled with that which we can hardly explain.
 
 
I've no clue when it comes to technical stuff on guitar playing, but a mate of mine who is quite knowledgeable called what you are describing as "spacing". He would say things like, "you've got to love the spacing in Knopfler".
He's always wonderful.  Thank you PSD for taking me from Joni Mitchell to wonderful Mark Knopfler, the commensurate storyteller.  Love him.
Never heard it, rate it a 9 , love the message. For me, the message can be more important than anything else.
I will always love Knopfler. When I saw him live he was a great example of humility. In between songs he promoted his musicians in the band.
My own music was influenced in the sense that he taught me what it looks like to have air in a song.  Slow down a little and let the gaps be filled with that which we can hardly explain.
 
 ottovonb wrote:
You know, watching the Grammy's over the past few years it's occurred to me that actually knowing how to play a musical instrument or even sing well is not necessarily a prerequisite for fame and fortune in the "music" business - alas. On the other hand, at the other end of the talent and skill spectrum is Mark Knopfler.
 

 
{#Clap}{#Yes}
bye
 gigikent wrote:
not a bad song but terribly overplayed!

 
Played once in the last 30 days here. Maybe stop listening to the FM.
♥ it {#Daisy}
not a bad song but terribly overplayed!
 Hogtownmike wrote:

Really? MOTR is not a term I would place anywhere near Mark Knopfler... best have another listen.

 
Hey, mike, you got that right!
 Tippster wrote:

Agreed.  My favorite storyteller these days.  This song reminds me of sitting by a fire chatting with my wife's 95yo Grandfather (RIP, Henry.)

 
What a great memory... I try not speak too much to mine for fear of saying the wrong thing
 ....
 govna wrote:
what a great song.

 
Agreed.  My favorite storyteller these days.  This song reminds me of sitting by a fire chatting with my wife's 95yo Grandfather (RIP, Henry.)
 govna wrote:
what a great song.

 
I love the whole album!  And your 'beantown'? The beantown? The hub? Capitol of the commonwealth / bay state?!  My old stomping ground...
 stunix wrote:
Mark used to play a strat thru a soldano amp getting such a hair raising sound, you know the one, "Money for nothing", etc.  shame he doesnt play like that anymore, its just all Ralph McTell middle of the road stuff nowadays.    Nothing good since Local Hero and Neck and Neck.

 
Really? MOTR is not a term I would place anywhere near Mark Knopfler... best have another listen.
Bill: Kindly segue from Get lucky to Get rhythm by the Man in Black
what a great song.
 jktravl wrote:
Lovely tune. Knopler plays and writes from the heart

 
Definitely from the heart. Knopfler stands above so many posers who only put out music for profit. 10!
Mr Knoplfler...ROCK it out..I'll Bow
Treacly sweet. One play a year would be enough for me.
And on the way home:

ArtistSong TitleAlbum
Mark KnopflerYou Can't Beat The HouseGet Lucky
Dire StraitsThe Man's Too StrongBrothers In Arms
{#Cowboy}just kidding, good luck.

LPCity wrote:
I'll play this next time on the drive to Vegas...
 


I'll play this next time on the drive to Vegas...
 lkovathana wrote:
If you've got a trufflin' dog, you can go 'a trufflin'
 
Hahaha!  That's my favorite line in this song — in fact I have a hard time remembering the real title.  Always just call it "the truffle dog song".
Lovely tune. Knopler plays and writes from the heart
Mark used to play a strat thru a soldano amp getting such a hair raising sound, you know the one, "Money for nothing", etc.  shame he doesnt play like that anymore, its just all Ralph McTell middle of the road stuff nowadays.    Nothing good since Local Hero and Neck and Neck.
Thank you Mark
 lkovathana wrote:
If you've got a trufflin' dog, you can go 'a trufflin'
 
Lazy line methinks.
You know, watching the Grammy's over the past few years it's occurred to me that actually knowing how to play a musical instrument or even sing well is not necessarily a prerequisite for fame and fortune in the "music" business - alas. On the other hand, at the other end of the talent and skill spectrum is Mark Knopfler.
 
If you've got a trufflin' dog, you can go 'a trufflin'
lovely album
This is beautiful, and the wine isn't a bad idea either...

Anybody out there thinks that Mark Knopfler has been listening to Greg Brown?


Every time I hear this song, my spirits rise ever so slightly. Time to give this a 6.
Mark, please don't get stuck in country music...
I wants me a truffle dog. Met a truffle pig once, but that doesn't really count.
 Jodo901 wrote:
Someone wake me up after the song is over. {#Sleep}
 

you deserve to sleep
Someone wake me up after the song is over. {#Sleep}
 AndyJ wrote:
Listening to him ruminate about life, age, people he sees and some he knows is always interesting... Shared experiences and memories bind us all... Beats always hearing songs about love... Nice to hear this...Thanks
 
I was just thinking this. It's a really nice song with no angst, just a nice story. I miss the likes of Harry Chapin who could really tell stories. It's nice that there are some artists out there still telling stories.
I love this song.  There are a handful of songs by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits that are absolutely beautiful - and the rest
are just OK.  That said, I could listen to the guy play his guitar all day. 
Listening to him ruminate about life, age, people he sees and some he knows is always interesting... Shared experiences and memories bind us all... Beats always hearing songs about love... Nice to hear this...Thanks
He's skilled, he's a good singer, he makes good choices about what to sing.  And he bores me almost to tears.   *sigh*  Pardon me.


went straight to nine for me - he gets better and better with age like a good cheese or schnitzel
 robh wrote:

I really do have to agree with you Cynaera. This is a lovely little tune and really helped me to chill

That and this laaarge glass of wine   {#Cheers}
 
Right back atcha, robh... {#Cheers} In light of events of the past few days, I'm bumping this song from 9 to 10. And some poor slob out there can live another day as a result. {#Roflol}
All so dated..Bill you plat far too much of Mark & Dire... dachter1love wrote:

Seriously!

 


THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TUNES I JUST NEED TO SHUT OFF. 2

Beginning is very similar to Jorma Kaukoen "I Am The Light Of The World" on the Quah album.
Always makes me look


The thing I really like about Knopfler is as he ages he seems to embrace his Scottish heritage even more, putting his magical touch on the traditional folksongs. I can't wait for his new album.
 dewhead wrote:

Yeah, seriously, Knopfler/Dire Straits every single day... ain't it great?!?!?! Oh wait, you were complaining... WTF? Come on, there's tons of radio stations out there that go months and years without any Knopfler/Dire Straits at all. Bill's just trying to provide equal time!  :-)

 
Seriously!

 Cynaera wrote:
Sometimes I just need a song like this to pull me back to simplicity. I tend to analyze myself up my own, uh, back of my front.  This is simple, beautiful, melodic, and very much necessary in my life. Thank you to whoever submitted it, and as always, thanks to Bill and Rebecca for keeping it real here in paradise. I love this place...{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 
I really do have to agree with you Cynaera. This is a lovely little tune and really helped me to chill

That and this laaarge glass of wine   {#Cheers}
Sometimes I just need a song like this to pull me back to simplicity. I tend to analyze myself up my own, uh, back of my front.  This is simple, beautiful, melodic, and very much necessary in my life. Thank you to whoever submitted it, and as always, thanks to Bill and Rebecca for keeping it real here in paradise. I love this place...{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 HairFarmer67 wrote:

Hate to complain Bill because you guys are awesome but enough Knopfler/Dire Straights, already. Every single day.....


 
Yeah, seriously, Knopfler/Dire Straits every single day... ain't it great?!?!?! Oh wait, you were complaining... WTF? Come on, there's tons of radio stations out there that go months and years without any Knopfler/Dire Straits at all. Bill's just trying to provide equal time!  :-)

 ParkerH wrote:
Like most master artists, Knopfler gets more profound—and more elegant—as his years advance. This is a hauntingly gorgeous song that highlights his lyric ability, musicianship, and warm sense of irony. This is a song I want to play for my sons when they are older... :)
 
{#Clap}Nicely said.

Hate to complain Bill because you guys are awesome but enough Knopfler/Dire Straights, already. Every single day.....


Sappy crap.

Mark17 by ~catpain-balkudder

Mark Knopfler at Sofiero

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Like most master artists, Knopfler gets more profound—and more elegant—as his years advance. This is a hauntingly gorgeous song that highlights his lyric ability, musicianship, and warm sense of irony. This is a song I want to play for my sons when they are older... :)


 tipper wrote:
Please, someone put this guy out of his misery.

 
With a 7.3 rating I'm sure he really needs that, c'mon tipper, let's win one for the Gipper.

 MJMJ wrote:
MK is my musical hero, but these days I find myself almost wishing his pet goldfish would die or his dog would run away or something, because his music these days is too complacent for me. I hate to take the side of the argument that making art requires suffering, but I'd be pleased if he'd bring back a little more drama in his music, fwiw.

 
Funny, I feel the same way about Tori Amos. But, I respect her genius, however it comes out and whatever she is willing to share. We can't expect 2 decades of tortured melody and lyrics, but I know what you mean!
Please, someone put this guy out of his misery.

 lmic wrote:
Hm, Colin Hay might have a better grasp of this genre. "If you've got a truffle dog, you might go trufflin'"?
 


A truffle dog sir knight and its a'going trufflin'... {#Mrgreen}

Rag Pickers Dream is another great Knofler CD.
Hm, Colin Hay might have a better grasp of this genre. "If you've got a truffle dog, you might go trufflin'"?
I'd definitely recommend this CD - very thoughtful, at times wistful, every track telling a story, and not a duff track to be heard. There's  considerable Scottish influence on the music, such as the uillean pipes on this song, and some of the songs are about Scottish themes, such as the decline of shipbuilding on the Clyde. 7 from the Albaphile Nottingham jury for this song, a 9 for the CD.


{#Hearteyes}
And he's so terrific in concert....{#Guitarist}
Aaaahhhhhhhhh, this is great! What a storyteller, i'm so glad he keeps on doing what he wants to do...

And you gotta love the flute-solo... Very surprising!

10

great four songs in a row right there. enjoyed it.
MK: Songs written by a man comfortable in his own skin. Wonderful artistic expression.

Heard the opening notes and was SURE that it was John Prine's "Hello in There"

Like the sound of this.

Still owes John a nod for the opening though...


 spindrift wrote:
Has Mr. Knopfler ever recorded anything less than really good?
 

Uh, as a big MK fan.... YES!

Money For Nothing (i mean the song, not the LP), Twisting By The Pool, Extended Dance Play (EP).... There are some really terrible songs out there he wrote, but then, those songs are from a period he sort of got sucked into the huge 80's thing.... Glad he got out of that and went back to doing his own thing.....
...like this one....

A nice and easy song, perfectly placed on the same-titled album...

9

MK is my musical hero, but these days I find myself almost wishing his pet goldfish would die or his dog would run away or something, because his music these days is too complacent for me. I hate to take the side of the argument that making art requires suffering, but I'd be pleased if he'd bring back a little more drama in his music, fwiw.

Perfect for my day. The sun's shining, I have three days off, the house to myself, and a vodka and tonic. It doesn't get much better than this...{#Sunny}
never liked dire Straits or Knopfler but now it's a nice add to the mix on RP. Thank you. Deftly done as always.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Yet another tasty treat from Mr. K.
 
Yes, very nice!

Yet another tasty treat from Mr. K.
On first listen a 7.  Since I am so biased to liking whatever this guy does I need to hear this more to bump it up some.  I expect that will happen.
I like this and look forward to future 'visits'.
{#Good-vibes}
Has Mr. Knopfler ever recorded anything less than really good?
This gets better with every listen.