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(15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:16:46 am »

Heart Of Oak (Mark Knopfler)


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And how he used to thrill the crowd
The ready eye with bat and ball
The village fighter, heavy browed
The Englishman who had it all
A mighty shoulder to the wheel
To join in battle with the best
The iron arm, the will of steel
And heart of oak to mourn the rest

A power harnessed to the game
Once yoked and tempered fades away
The willing arm, the steady aim
The youth and fire that won the day
As twilight shadows dim the field
The ageing fighter stands bereft
With just the will to never yield
And heart of oak to mourn what’s left
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 10:24:49 pm by shangri la 1 »

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 06:58:45 pm »
This is my favourite song from this album actually.

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 07:03:56 pm »
Beautiful!
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 08:05:17 pm »
I wish Mark would record a full album of songs like this one or "River of Grog"

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 08:15:11 pm »
Strikingly beautiful song, got to like it at once

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 08:16:45 pm »
Eh?  Why the enthusiastic reaction to a tiny ditty that anyone off the street could play/sing?
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 08:30:23 pm »
Shot in the dark here but is it about cricket?  :think

Could it be a relative to "Batting for England"?
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 05:48:11 pm »
I see this song actually as an irish instrumental whistle tune. I think it will work as instrumental very well. Gonna do it :)

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 09:19:41 pm »
Eh?  Why the enthusiastic reaction to a tiny ditty that anyone off the street could play/sing?

My inner child told me it's a fairy tale  :)

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2015, 09:23:39 pm »
Eh?  Why the enthusiastic reaction to a tiny ditty that anyone off the street could play/sing?

My inner child told me it's a fairy tale  :)

Ah, then I must be the big bad wolf then!  ;)
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 01:21:39 pm »
Best vocal performance by Mark on this album by far. Phantastic little melody and this voice gives me really goosebumps. Did I mention goosebumps today?

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 01:25:01 pm »
Best vocal performance by Mark on this album by far. Phantastic little melody and this voice gives me really goosebumps. Did I mention goosebumps today?

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A couple of times!  Obviously you need to turn your heating up a little.  ;)
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 01:26:20 pm »
Best vocal performance by Mark on this album by far. Phantastic little melody and this voice gives me really goosebumps. Did I mention goosebumps today?

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A couple of times!  Obviously you need to turn your heating up a little.  ;)

Lol ;D
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2015, 03:24:57 pm »
Maybe a jumper too to stop those goosebumps..... :wave

Yes this track MK has written about cricket - I'm pretty sure that's why MK calls Guy 'Keith' after 'ex' England Cricket coach 'Keith Fletcher''
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2015, 04:05:05 pm »
Maybe a jumper too to stop those goosebumps..... :wave

Yes this track MK has written about cricket - I'm pretty sure that's why MK calls Guy 'Keith' after 'ex' England Cricket coach 'Keith Fletcher''

Well, compared to cricket Mark's never produced a "snoozefest" in his life!  ;D
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