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Mark Knopfler — Gravy Train
Album: Darling Pretty EP
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Released: 1996
Length: 6:03
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Well they fly past the ghettos and the factories
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Leaving all the places that they really ought to be
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Past the coal mines black and scarred
Starter houses in the loading yard
On the Gravy Train, On the Gravy Train

There's the lucky little mothers in their luxury cars
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Never thank each other or their lucky stars
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
That's worse than ingratitude
Worse than a piss poor attitude

On the Gravy Train, Gravy Train

Well the hanger-uppers and the hangers-on
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Champagne suppers with their daggers all drawn
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Some act tough, some act rude
Some bit of fluff complain about the food
You wanna see somebody getting really rude
Get on the Gravy Train, Gravy Train

Well the golden goose is clattering-a-down the track,
And they're gonna be ridin' in an old caboose
Coming back

There's the soldiers of fashion on the hit parade
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Tongue lashing with the bitch brigade
Ridin' on the Gravy Train
Freeloader licks my boots
Tells me how he digs my suit
You got lucky son, don't get cute
Get on the Gravy Train
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Mark Knopfler & Sonny Landreth - Gravy Train, Live
Mark Knopfler & Sonny Landreth - Gravy Train Live, fron Night in London.

 nalle wrote:
A lot of trains this day, but I like it.
 
Yep, three come along all at once and then you don't see one for days. . . 

A lot of trains this day, but I like it.
I've heard quite too much of Mark Knopfler here on RP. I do, however, stumble on something I haven't heard...and liked. This being one of them. Thanks for playing it. We're on a train kick now!!!!  I'm predicting next..."Trains" by Porcupine Tree....maybe?

Phish-Knofler gravy train-Pictures of Nector-Nector's gravy fries! man- a segue Bill didn't even know about
This song owes a whole lot to JJ Cale. It will make do until I get to hear the real thing. :wink:
It's definitely Sonny ubastard wrote:
Caught this half way through, liked it and agree that it sounds like Sonny Landreth. More please Bill
knopfler is riding that train now!
Caught this half way through, liked it and agree that it sounds like Sonny Landreth. More please Bill
Zoni wrote:
Nice to hear this. Sounds alot like Sonny Landreth on the slide guitar.
I have a VHS video of Knopfler, wherein Sonny is brought onstage as a guest artist. So this could well be Sonny.
This song is also available on the America's Sweethearts Soundtrack. Although not on the soundtrack credits, I do believe it IS Sonny Landreth on slide since he does get credit on Mark Knopfler's 'Night in London' Live DVD which features this song.
Slidin' n' Glidin'. Very nice. Too bad it's out of print.
Nice to hear this. Sounds alot like Sonny Landreth on the slide guitar.
Dave_Mack wrote:
Sure sounds like three guitarists, one of whom is Sonny Landreth (left) and one who's Knopfler (middle). Who's the steel guitar player on the right?
I was thinking the same thing. MK is not really known for his slide playing. This is not bad on first listen. I expect we'll hear more of it.
eeke wrote:
likin' the slide!
The slide guitar sounds like Sonny Landreth
Sure sounds like three guitarists, one of whom is Sonny Landreth (left) and one who's Knopfler (middle). Who's the steel guitar player on the right?
Has a definite Sonny Landreth thing going on in it...
Mark ? He's .. I don't know, he's guitar is :frustrated:
Knopfler, mmh yeah Knopfler no doubt. A real Knopfler, I would recognize it with my head in a bucket. This is one of the "buy one get all", not really impressing only O.K.
Everything Mark Knopfler does just gets great.
likin' the slide!
The only thing that can stop the gravy train is Chinese wheat gluten...