Why Aye Man Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler The Ragpicker's Dream cover art
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We had no way of staying afloat
We had to leave on the ferry boat
Economic refugees
On the run to Germany
We had the back of Maggie's hand
Times were tough in geordieland
We got work tools and working gear
And humped it all from Newcastle to here

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man
Why aye man, why aye, why aye man

We're the nomad tribes, traveling boys
In the dust and dirt and the racket and the noise
Drills and hammers, diggers and picks

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)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 1 in album The Ragpicker's Dream
    release date: 2002-9-30
    popularity : 94 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Soft Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:16
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin