The Trawlerman's Song

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 4 in album Shangri-La
release date: 2004-9-27
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 5:03

Album Information

label: Mercury Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 602498677155
script: Latin

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler Shangri-La cover art


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We're taking on water diesel and stores
They're patching her up to go fishing again
They're welding her rudder scrubbing her keel
In the dock with the trawler men
I know all the people there's nobody new
On the green water the tumbling sea
They ain't running like the good old days
In the dock so dear to me
Dark is the night
From foundering on the rocks
My only prayer
Of my wandering back in the dock
I could use a layoff getting my strength back
So it's a turnaround back in the southerly wind
Pirates coming in to steal our gold
In the dock when we come in
Dark is the night
From foundering on the rocks
My only prayer
Of my wandering


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 5.15 a.m.
  • 2 Boom, Like That
  • 3 Sucker Row
  • 4 The Trawlerman's Song
  • 5 Back to Tupelo
  • 6 Our Shangri-La
  • 7 Everybody Pays
  • 8 Song for Sonny Liston
  • 9 Whoop de Doo
  • 10 Postcards From Paraguay
  • 11 All That Matters
  • 12 Stand Up Guy
  • 13 Donegan's Gone
  • 14 Don't Crash the Ambulance