Once Upon a Time in the West Song Lyrics

Dire Straits

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Some people get a cheap laugh breaking up the speed limit
Scaring the pedestrians for a minute
Crossing up progress driving on the grass
Leaving just enough room to pass
Sunday driver never took a test
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Yes it's no use saying that you don't know nothing
It's still gonna get you if you don't do something
Sitting on a fence that's a dangerous course
Oh, you could even catch a bullet from the peace-keeping force
Even the hero gets a bullet in the chest
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Mother mary your children are slaughtered

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Once Upon a Time in the West
  • 2 News
  • 3 Where Do You Think You're Going?
  • 4 Communiqué
  • 5 Lady Writer
  • 6 Angel of Mercy
  • 7 Portobello Belle
  • 8 Single-Handed Sailor
  • 9 Follow Me Home


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 1 in album Communiqué
    release date: 1979-4
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Country Rock/Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 5:18
    producer: Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett
    lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
    mixer: Gregg Hamm
    engineer: Jack Nuber
    guest keyboard: Barry Beckett
    choir vocals: David Knopfler and John Illsley
    drumset: Pick Withers
    bass guitar: John Illsley
    electric guitar: Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler and Mark Knopfler
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin