Best version ever performed!
Ted Christopher – vocals
Mark Knopfler – guitar
This version was recorded in memory of the Dunblane Massacre 13 March 1996, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_massacre , were 16 children and one adult got killed.
A new verse was written, and the children choir who sing the chorus are brothers and sisters of the victims.
The song was released 9 December 1996, and it reached number 1. The proceeds went to charities for children.
Lord these guns have caused too much pain
This town will never be the same
So for the bairns of Dunblane
We ask please never again
I remember when I first heard Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler playing this, 1978. His guitar-playing just swept me off my feet. Mark Knopfler is my guitar hero of all time. He makes the guitar sing. This is, in my opinion, the best version of this song, from “A Night in London” 1996.