Dire Straits Songs
On The Acoustic

Here on this Dire Straits songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.

Dire Straits / Knopfler Songs - Tutorials

1. Feel Like Goin Home

In 1986 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits put together a country rock band and called themselves The Notting Hillbillies. The group only put out one album in 1990 called "Missing - Presumed Having A Good Time". From that album spawned three singles, one of which is this song called Feel Like Going Home. The song never charted. ]

The Notting Hillbillies were around from 1990-1993, again in 1997 and once more in 2002 but mainly for charity gigs.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mainly an arpeggio with some up down up blended into the rhythm
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, G/Db, Em, C, G6, Am, D, D7, E7, A, A/Db, Bm, E
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2. Hand In Hand

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3. How Long

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4. On Every Street

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5. Our Shangri-la

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6. Poor Boy Blues

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7. So Far Away

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8. Solid Rock

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9. The Bug

This song hails from the last Dire Straits album in 1991 called "On Every Street" and was released as a single. Mary Chapin Carpenter had more success with her single the following year reaching #16 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up ... just a steady up and down
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = E, A, D
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10. Twistin By The Pool

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11. Walk Of Life

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12. Water Of Love

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