Fare Thee Well Northumberland Lyrics

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 6 in album The Ragpicker's Dream
release date: 2002-9-30
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:31

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Mark Knopfler The Ragpicker's Dream cover art
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Come drive me down to the central station
I hate to leave my River Tyne
For some damn town that's god-forsaken
Fare thee well, Northumberland
Although I'll go where the lady takes me
She'll never tell what's in her hand
I do not know what fate awaits me
Fare thee well, Northumberland

My heart beats for my streets and alleys
Longs to dwell in the borderlands
The north-east shore and the river valleys
Fare thee well Northumberland
I may not stay, I'm bound for leaving
I'm bound to ramble and to roam
I only say my heart is grieving
I would not gamble on my coming home

Roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll

So drive me down to the central station
I hate to leave my River Tyne
For some damn town that's god-forsaken
Goodbye old friend of mine
Although I'll go where the lady takes me
She'll never tell what's in her hand
I do not know what fate awaits me
Fare thee well, Northumberland

So roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll
Roll on, Geordie boy, roll


Track Listing

  • 1 Why Aye Man
  • 2 Devil Baby
  • 3 Hill Farmer's Blues
  • 4 A Place Where We Used to Live
  • 5 Quality Shoe
  • 6 Fare Thee Well Northumberland
  • 7 Marbletown
  • 8 You Don't Know You're Born
  • 9 Coyote
  • 10 The Ragpicker's Dream
  • 11 Daddys Gone to Knoxville
  • 12 Old Pigweed
  • 13 Why Aye Man (live)
  • 14 Sailing to Philadelphia (live)
  • 15 Brothers in Arms (live)