Dire Straits

Sultans of Swing

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Sultans of Swing

Year: 1984 - Album: Money for Nothing

	  		Intro: Dm / C  C / Dm / C  C  

You get a shiver in the dark  
         C           Bb         A  
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  

           Dm              C        Bb          A  
 You step inside but you don't see too many faces  
 Dm              C                        Bb      A  
Coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down  
F                       C  
Too much competition in other places  
Bb                                    Dm  
But not too many horns can make that sound  
(But not too many horns are blowing that sound)  
Bb  C  
        Way on downsouth  
Bb  C  
        Way on downsouth  
Dm              Dm C Bb C       Dm C Bb C  
London town  

                Dm          C       Bb          A  
You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords  
Dm                    C              Bb               
Mind he's (his) strictly rhythm he doesn't want to   
Make it cry or sing  
F                       C  
And an old guitar is all he can afford  
Bb                                         Dm   Bb C  
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing  
Dm                      C     Bb         A  
  (And) harry doesnb't mind if he doesn't make the scene  
Dm             C        Bb                  A  
  He('s) got a daytime job he's doing al(l)right  
F                               C  
  He can play honky tone just like anything  
(He can play the honky tonk like anything)  

Bb                      Dm      Bb C  
  Saving it up for friday night  
                  Bb C  
With the sultans  
                     Dm     Dm C Bb C  
With the sultans of swing  
                             Dm C Bb C  

Dm                     C           Bb            A  
And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner  
Dm                 C                Bb             
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and   
Their platform soles  
F                                       C  
They don't give a damn about ('bout) any trumpet playing band  
   Bb                           Dm      Bb C  
It ain't what they call rock and roll  
                Bb C  
And the sultans  
                        Dm     Dm C Bb C  
And the sultans played creole  
(Yeah the Sultans they played Creole)  

                                Dm C Bb C  

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 rings  
F                           C  
Thank you goodnight now it's time to go home  
        Bb                  Dm          Bb C  
And he makes it fast with one more thing  
                  Bb C  
We are the sultans  
                      Dm        Dm C Bb C  
We are the sultans of swing  



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