Sultans Of Swing Chords & Lyrics Artist: Dire Straits
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* = C in bass, can be omitted INTRO | Dm | Dm Dm/C*| | Dm | Dm | | Dm | Dm Dm/C*| x2 VERSE 1 Dm C Bb A You get a shiver in the dark, it's raining in the park but meantime Dm C Bb A South of the river you stop and you hold everything F C A band is blowing Dixie double four time Bb Dm Bb - C You feel alright when you hear that music ring VERSE 2 Dm C Bb A Well now, you step inside but you don't see too many faces Dm C Bb A Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down F C Competition in other places Bb Dm Uh, but the horns they blowin' that sound Bb - C way on down south Bb - C way on down south Dm London Town INSTRUMENTAL Dm - C - Bb - C Dm - C - Bb - C VERSE 3 Dm C Bb A You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords Dm C Bb A Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing F C They say an old guitar is all he can afford Bb Dm Bb - C When he gets up under the lights to play his thing VERSE 4 Dm C Bb A And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene Dm C Bb A He's got a daytime job, he's doin' alright F C He can play the honky tonk like anything Bb Dm Bb - C Saving it up for Friday night Bb - C with the Sultans Dm with the Sultans of Swing INSTRUMENTAL Dm - C - Bb - C Dm - C - Bb - C VERSE 5 Dm C Bb A Then a crowd of young boys, they're foolin' around in the corner Dm C Bb A Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles F C They don't give a damn about about any trumpet playing band Bb Dm Bb - C It ain't what they call rock and roll Bb - C and the Sultans Dm Yeah, the Sultans, they play Creole INSTRUMENTAL Dm - C - Bb - C ... Creole Dm - C - Bb - C [Lead] | Dm | C Bb | A | A | | Dm | C Bb | A | A | | F | F | C | C | | Bb | Bb | Dm | Dm Bb | | C | C Bb | C | C | INSTRUMENTAL Dm - C - Bb - C Dm - C - Bb - C VERSE 6 Dm C Bb A And then the man he steps right up to the microphone Dm C Bb A (A7) And says at last just as the time bell ring F C Goodnight, now it's time to go home Bb Dm Bb - C Then he makes it fast with one more thing Bb - C We are the Sultans Dm We are the Sultans of Swing INSTRUMENTAL Dm - C - Bb - C Dm - C - Bb - C [Outro Solo] Dm - C - Bb - C (repeat and fade, approx x7)
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