Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris is an excellent musician. Any knob with ears knows the rare musical talent that is Emmylou Harris on her own or when beautifully supporting another vocalist. Emmylou Harris is an artist that deserves your full attention. Ethereal vocals? Yes. Beautiful soul, check. An accomplished songwriter, check. Harris’s work and recordings include a solo artist, a bandleader, an interpreter of other composers’ works, a singer-songwriter, and a backing vocalist and duet, partner. She has worked with numerous artists, a great guitarist hand picker. This article contains our favorite collaborations.

An answer to this article’s headline question, “Anything better than an Emmylou Harris Duet”? Perhaps the best answer is a solo live performance of Prayer in Open D, included here for your judgment. BTW: A cover of this beautifully penned song by Emmylou is also featured on this excellent website by a friend of Ms. Harris, Patty Griffin, on Durham Cool.

Emmylou Harris – Prayer in Open D

 

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Emmylou Harris sings live “Prayer in Open D”

 

Emmylou Harris' new album is <em>Hard Bargain</em>.

Evangeline-The Last Waltz

 

Emmylou duet with Rick Danko (vocals) and the Band from The Band’s Last Waltz film.

 

 

 

 

Evangaline
Emmylou-Harris from Brittanica
The Last Waltz

Evangeline

The Band, The Band
She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Alone in the pale moonlight
Waitin’ for a man, a riverboat gambler
Said that he’d return tonight
They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Lovin’ the whole night through
To the riverboat gambler off to make a killin’
And bring it on back to you
Evangeline, Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away
Bayou Sam from South Louisian’
Had gamblin’ in his veins
Evangeline from the maritime
Was slowly goin’ insane
High on the top of a Hickory Hill
She stands in the lightning and thunder
Down on the river the boat was a sinkin’
She watched that Queen go under
Evangeline Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away
Evangeline Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
That pulled her man away
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Robbie Robertson
Evangeline lyrics © Universal Music Corp., Medicine Hat Music, Pw Arrangements

Lyle Lovett & Emmylou Harris – Walk Through The Bottomland

Lyle Lovett & Emmylou Harris Walk Through The Bottomland

 

 

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Walk Through The Bottomland · Lyle Lovett

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Released on: 1988-01-11

Artist: Lyle Lovett

Emmylou Harris,Steve Earle & Townes van Zandt If I Needed You

 

Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler “Red dirt girl” 2006 Verona [FM audio]

Me and my best friend Lillian And her blue tick hound dog Gideon, Sittin on the front porch cooling in the shade Singin every song the radio played Waitin for the Alabama sun to go down Two red dirt girls in red dirt town Me and Lillian Just across the line and a little southeast of Meridian. She loved her brother I remember back when He was fixing up a ’49 Indian He told her ‘Little sister, gonna ride the wind Up around the moon and back again” He never got farther than Vietnam, I was standin there with her when the telegram come For Lillian. Now he’s lyin somewhere about a million miles from Meridian. She said there’s not much hope for a red dirt girl Somewhere out there is a great big world That’s where I’m bound And the stars might fall on Alabama But one of these days I’m gonna swing My hammer down Away from this red dirt town I’m gonna make a joyful sound She grew up tall and she grew up thin Buried that old dog Gideon By a crepe myrtle bush in the back of the yard, Her daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard Got in trouble with a boy from town Figured that she might as well settle down So she dug right in Across a red dirt line just a little southeast from Meridian She tried hard to love him but it never did take It was just another way for the heart to break So she dug right in. But one thing they don’t tell you about the blues When you got em You keep on falling cause there ain’t no bottom There ain’t know end. At least not for Lillian, Nobody knows when she started her skid, She was only 27 and she had five kids. Coulda’ been the whiskey, Coulda been the pills, Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill. But there won’t be a mention in the news of the world About the life and the death of a red dirt girl Names Lillian Who never got any farther across the line than Meridian. Now the stars still fall on Alabama Tonight she finally laid That hammer down Without a sound In the red dirt ground

 

 

All the Roadrunning
Mark Knopfler
A million miles our vagabond heels
Clocked up beneath the clouds
They’re counting down to show time
When we do it for real with the crowds
Air miles are owing
But they don’t come for free
And they don’t give you any for pain
But if it’s all for nothing
All the roadrunning
It’s been in vain
The rimshots come down like cannon fire and thunder off the wall
There’s a man in every corner
And each one is giving his all
This is my fife
This is my drum
So you never will hear me complain
And if it’s all for nothing
All the roadrunning
It’s been in vain
All the roadrunning
All the roadrunning
Well, if you’re inclined
To go up on the wall
It can only be fast and high
And those who don’t like the danger
Soon find something different to try
When there’s only a ringin’ in your ears
And an echo down memory lane
But if it’s all for nothing
All the roadrunning
It’s been in vain
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
The show’s packing up
I sit and watch the convoy
Leaving town
There’s no pretending I’m not a fool
For riding around and around
Like the pictures you keep of your old wall of death
You showed me one time on the plane
But if it’s all for nothing
All the roadrunning
It’s been in vain
A million miles of vagabond sky
Clocked up above the clouds
I’m still your man for the roaming
For as long as there’s roamin’ allowed
There’ll be a rider
And there’ll be a wall
As long as the dreamer remains
And if it’s all for nothing
All the roadrunning
It’s been in vain
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
All the roadrunning, all the roadrunning
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Knopfler Mark
All the Roadrunning lyrics © Will D. Side Ltd.

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – All the Roadrunning

 

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris performing live during their tour ‘All the road running. From the DVD ‘Real Live Roadrunning’ recorded at Gibson Amphitheatre 2006. Enjoy!

 

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – Romeo And Juliet (Real Live Roadrunning | Official Live Video)

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boygenius – Cowboy Take Me Away (Live on KEXP)

 

http://KEXP.ORG presents Boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing “Cowboy Take Me Away” live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018. Host: Cheryl Waters Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holopainen & Kendall Rock Editor: Jim Beckmann

Song

Lyrics

I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground
In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of bluebonnets
In a blanket made of stars
Oh, it sounds good to me
I said cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you
I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon and not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one for miles and miles
Except for maybe you and your simple smile
Oh, it sounds good to me
Yes, it sounds so good to me
Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you
I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
Oh, it sounds so good to me
Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you
Closer to you
Cowboy take me away
Closer to you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Martha Maguire / Marcus Hummon
Cowboy Take Me Away lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.