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Sultans Of Swing Chords
Ok here is how i THink you play Sultans of Swing. I watched the DVD, and saw what he
was playing so im pretty sure its correct. Enjoy. For Comments/Questions please email
peckdani@makoura-college.school.nz

key: Dm

(single snare beat)
Dm / C-C / Dm / C-C
Intro lead
           Dm
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
(Now) 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 too many 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             A
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           A
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

Lead 1: ( chords:Follow 1 full verse)

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

Dm      -       C       -       Bb      -       C
1.25            0.5           2.25              4.0

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Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Sultans Of Swing tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Sultans Of Swing Chords:

Dire Straits were an English rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, Dire Straits worked within the conventions of classic rock, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. In their early days, Mark and David requested that pub owners turn down the amps so that patrons could converse while the band played — indicative of their unassuming demeanor. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.

The band's best-known songs include "Sultans of Swing," "Romeo and Juliet," " Tunnel of Love," "Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life" and "Brothers in Arms."

Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler have sold in excess of 118 million albums to date.[1][2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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