"Mark Knopfler said this song is not for a man, it's a girl's song. He recorded it but won't use it so when he put the demo on, he sung 'I'm a private dancer, dancer for money, do what you want me to do,' I told him, 'I think you're right, it's not a song for a guy. I liked it a lot. I wasn't sure whether the girl was a hooker or a very classical private dancer but I thought I'd take it." - Tina Turner
"I didn't see the private dancer as a hooker. I can be naive about some of these things. I took it because it was an unusual song. I'd never sung a song like it." - Tina Turner
''I wish you could hear Mark's version of it. He's got a very English-sounding voice... and it was really quite beautiful.... A very arty song... so I put the old soulful touch on it.'' - Tina Turner
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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