“Poor Boy Blues” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics

“Poor Boy Blues” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics

Mark Knopfler and Chet AtkinsMark Knopfler and Chet Atkins - Poor Boy Blues (Music Video)

Neck and Neck is a collaborative album by the great American guitarist Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits.

This album was released on October 9, 1991, and the first song which was released as a single was the song “Poor Boy Blues.” Back in 1991, this song won the Grammy Award for the Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

“Poor Boy Blues” is written by Paul Kennerley the British singer and songwriter who also had some arrangements and associated acts with Emmylou Harris, country duo the Judds, and Marty Stuart.

Today we would like to share with you the music video for this song. You can watch it and hear it how it sounds as well as you can read the whole lyric down below.

In some parts of the video, you will see how Mark Knopfler played on a Pensa Suhr guitar and Chet on his very recognizable orange guitar.

This is definitely a brilliant duet and unforgettable song by Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler. When you just think about that this song is 30-years-old, and that we are still listening to it, it will take you back at the time, and maybe it will awake you all the good memories of that time.

The brilliant guitar work by these two legends, make this song to be masterful and at the same time as you can see the music video is very sweet. The music is timeless because 30-years later you can still hear the freshest sound a man can have the delight to listen to.

The music video is full of soul and melody, and Mark Knopfler playing is so beautiful. Some people think that this song is a “reincarnation” of the song “Walk of Life,” from the fifth studio album by Dire Straits. What do you think about that? Some songs are milestones in some lives and some live by them.

All in all, this is one great song and brilliant album. Is absolutely interesting to hear Vince Gill as a backing vocal, as well as Paul Franklin on steel guitar during this song.


Do I want you? Yes, I do
Do I need you? Baby you know it’s true
But I ain’t got nothin’ that you can use
So I’m sittin’ on my own here, with these poor boy blues
One day, baby, you will see
You’re gonna give all your love to me
I’m the one, babe, that you’re gonna choose
But in the meantime, I got these poor boy blues
Pick it, son, pick it nice
Things won’t always be the same
Someday soon, everything will change
You’ll tell your mama her baby’s got good news
But until then, well, I got these poor boy blues
But until then, well, I got these poor boy blues

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