The Ragpicker's Dream

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 10 in album The Ragpicker's Dream
release date: 2002-9-30
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:22

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler The Ragpicker's Dream cover art


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When Jack Frost came for Christmas
The rail-king and the scarecrow
And they blew on their paper cups
Then they drank half a bottle

Cold pitchers of beer
Like the clientele here get
Rib-eyes on the grill
And a coffee refill as
The rail-king lay rocking
Then he was flying like Santa Claus
He came to the window
It was a family christmas

All aglow in the light
Sure carries at night there
Pie and ice-cream
In the Ragpicker's dream where
The red-eye keeps tumbling
Me and my associate
A ten for your trouble
Make the last one two doubles

Have started to dance
Won't give peace a chance here
Your song and dance team
With the Ragpicker's dream on
His knees like a fighter
Like a sack of potatoes
The scarecrow falls over
Home for the rover

Like tears in our beer
Like the ambiance here where
In a white flashlight beam
In the Ragpicker's dream


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)