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# A love-struck Romeo
# Got his serenade
# With a love song that he made. #
# That ain't working That's the way you do it
# You do the walk Do the walk of life
# Yeah, the walk of life. #
# With the sultans
# Yeah, with the sultans of swing. #
both with Dire Straits and as a solo artist,
He doesn't like fame, it's not about the money.
It's not Dire Straits anymore, but it's still...
It always was him and his songs.
# The chisels are calling
# It's time to make sawdust
# Mandolin's waiting... #
# My fingerplane's working
# Gentle persuasion
# I bend to the wood and I coax it to sing
# Monteleone, your new one and only will ring
# I'm better with my muscles
# Than I am with my mouth
# I work the fairgrounds in summer
# Or go pick fruit down south
# When I feel them chilly winds
# Pack up my travelling things
# Go with the swallows
# Yeah, you win some... #
although my mum's family are from Newcastle.
My dad was a refugee and he was Hungarian,
and he came to England in 1939.
He never hurt anybody, of course, he just probably
and he got out of Czechoslovakia and made it to Britain.
Pretty soon after that he got a job in Glasgow.
He wanted to work as a city architect,
I really can't say any more than that,
other than that I had a good upbringing.
Both parents did a good job, I like to think. I hope so anyway!
When Mark was eight,
And the boogie-woogie was very important to me,
because it made a real connection with me.
and I realised that that was for me.
and the rapidly-emerging beat group scene,
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