Here on this Walk Of Life Dire Straits page you'll find a collection of demo covers, free chord sheets, some rhythm tips and some background info on these songs. There are free chord sheets and some rhythm tips as well.
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Hand In Hand was never released as a single but can be found on the bands 1980 album Making Movies.
There were three singles released from this album.
How Long is a track on the "On Every Street" album which was a 1991 release.
This track never made it out as a single.
On Every Street was a single release back in 1992 from the album of the same name.
The song hit #23 in France and #42 in the UK. The song did not chart in the US.
Our Shangri-La is a track from Mark Knopfler's 4th studio album which came out in 2004 called simply "Shangri-la".
To my knowledge the song was never released as a single.
Poor Boy Blues was a duet track between Mark Knopflier and Chet Atkins from an album they did together in 1990-91 called Neck and Neck.
The song won a Grammy for best country vocal collaboration. I'm not sure how well the single did on the charts.
Six Blade Knife is a track from the bands debut album of 1978.
The song was never released as a single.
So Far Away was one of five singles released from the highly successful Brothers In Arms album of 1985.
The song made it into the top 25 in several countries and hit #6 in New Zealand.
Solid Rock is another track from the album Making Movies.
This song was also not one of the three single releases from the album.
The Bug 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.
Download for free The Bug Dire Straits lyrics sheet below.
Walk Of Life is a track from the highly successful "Brothers In Arms" album which was released in the spring of 1985. It was first a B-side to So Far Away before the album came out.
But eventually was released as an A-side single and peaked at #7 in the US and hit #2 in the UK. The song almost never made it onto the album but their manager Ed Bicknell convinced Knopfler to include it.
Twisting By The Pool was released as a single back in 1983 and was their only single from the album ExtenedancEPlay.
The song went to #1 in New Zealand and #2 in Australia. In the Us and Canada the song was a top 20 hit.
Water Of Love was one of two tracks that were released as a single from their 1978 debut album Dire Straits.
This song failed to chart but the other single, Sultans Of Swing, put the band on the map with that song which was a top 10 in several countries.
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