Lady Writer Backing Track

“Lady Writer” is a 1979 song by Dire Straits, which appears on the band’s second album Communiqué. When asked what the song was about, Knopfler said that he was watching TV one day, and there was a lady writer on the TV, and that’s basically where the idea for the song came from. Because the song says the writer is “talking about the Virgin Mary”, some have speculated that the writer in question is Marina Warner, a view shared by Warner herself.

In each country in which “Lady Writer” was released as a single, it had a different cover.

– Mark Knopfler: Vocals and lead and rhythm guitar.
– David Knopfler: Rhythm guitar and backing vocals.
– John Illsley: Bass and backing vocals.
– Pick Withers: Drums.

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