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What It Is  Mark Knopfler

[F#m]Drink and dance are spilling out and straggering in the[A] square    Thereís lads and lasses fallin[D]g about and a crackelling in the air                           [A]                [E]
Then around the dungeon doors thereís shelters in the queues Everybodyís looking for somebodyís arms to fall into
[F#m]Itís wha[D]t it i[E]s                               I[F#m]tís what it is now [D]    [E]
[F#m]Hereís frost on the graves and the monuments but the taverns ar[A]e warm in town ,People curse the government and shovel  hot foo[D]d down                                        [A]              [E]
Lights are out in cityhall ,the castle and the keep, Moon shines down upon it all the legless and the sleepless
[D]Cold on a tollgate where the wagons cre[A]eping through
[D]Cold on a tollgate   God knows what I [A]can do             [E]
[F#m]Hmm thatís what it is           [D]                   [E]          Itís what[F#m] it is now         [D]                     [E]
[F#m]The garnison sleeps and the citadel with the ghosts and the a[A]ncient stones    High on the parapet the scottish pipe[D]rs stands alone                                    [A]                        [E]
High on the wind the howling runes speak of the rule And something from the past just comes and stares into my soul
Cold on a tollgate where the caledonian moves
Cold on a tollgate god knows what I can do with you
Thatís what it is (riff1) Itís what it is now (riff2)
[F#m]Thereís a chink of light as a burning wick
[A]Thereís a lantern in  the tower
[D]Wee Willie Winkie with the candle sticks still writing songs in the mean Wee hours   [A]                  [E]
[F#m]On charlotte street they take a walking stick from my hotel            [A]
[D]The ghost of dirty dick is still in search of little nell      [E]
Thatís what it isÖ..
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