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    "The Ragpicker's Dream" Lyrics

    Mark Knopfler

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    When jack frost came for christmas
    With a brass monkey date
    The rail-king and the scarecrow
    Hopped a florlda freight
    And they blew on their paper cups
    And stared through the steam
    Then they drank half a bottle
    Of ragpicker's dream where

    The whiskey keeps following
    Cold pitchers of beer
    Me and my associate
    Like the clientele here get
    The onions and the 'taters
    Rib-eyes on the grill
    Toothpicks and luckies
    And a coffee refill as

    The rail-king lay rocking
    He was leaving the ground
    Then he was flying like santa claus
    Over the town where
    He came to the window
    Of a house by a stream
    It was a family christmas
    In the ragpicker's dream there

    Were kids at the table
    All aglow in the light
    Music in the wintertime
    Sure carries at night there
    Was turkey and gravy
    Pie and ice-cream
    And gifts for each and everyone
    In the ragpicker's dream where

    The red-eye keeps tumbling
    In our glasses of beer
    Me and my associate
    Like the service in here there's
    A ten for your trouble
    You have beautiful hair
    Make the last one two doubles
    It's a cold one out there where

    The scarecrow and the rail-king
    Have started to dance
    But a nightstick and a billyclub
    Won't give peace a chance here
    I think they went thataways
    Your song and dance team
    Heading home for the holidays
    With the ragpicker's dream on

    His knees like a fighter
    The rail-riding king
    Like a sack of potatoes
    Like a bull in the ring where
    The scarecrow falls over
    With a tear in the seam
    Home for the rover
    In the ragpicker's dream where

    The red-eye keeps tumbling
    Like tears in our beer
    Me and my associate
    Like the ambience here where
    They cornered two castaways
    In a white flashlight beam
    Merry christmas and happy days
    In the ragpicker's dream
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Mark Knopfler.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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