• Song:

    Sultans Of Swing

  • Artist:

    Dire Straits

  • Album:

    Before We Became Famous

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Sultans Of Swing chords
Dire Straits *

Dm C C Dm C C

Dm (xx0231@1)  
You get a shiver in the dark
          C (x32010@1)            Bb (x1333x@1)     AIt (x02220@1)s been raining in the park but meantime
Dm (xx0231@1)                   C (x32010@1)          Bb (x1333x@1)      ASouth (x02220@1)of the river you stop and you hold everything
F (133211@1)                            CA (x32010@1)band is blowing Dixie double four time
Bb (x1333x@1)                                        Dm (xx0231@1) Bb/C                  
You feel all right when you hear that music ring

Dm (xx0231@1)                C (x32010@1)       Bb (x1333x@1)     AYou (x02220@1)step inside but you don t see too many faces
Dm (xx0231@1)                 C (x32010@1)              Bb (x1333x@1)    AComing (x02220@1)in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
F (133211@1)                                 CToo (x32010@1)much competition too many other places
Bb (x1333x@1)                                 Dm (xx0231@1)Bb/C                  
But not too many horns can make that sound
              Bb/C                  Dm (xx0231@1)       C (x32010@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb C (x32010@1)Dm (xx0231@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
Way on down south way on down south London town

Dm (xx0231@1)         C/Bb      AYou (x02220@1)check out guitar George he knows all the chords
Dm (xx0231@1)                      C (x32010@1)                Bb (x1333x@1)    AMind (x02220@1)he s strictly rhythm he doesn t want to make it cry or sing
F (133211@1)                  C (x32010@1)              BbAnd (x1333x@1)an old guitar is all he can afford
                                             Dm (xx0231@1)Bb/C                  
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

Dm (xx0231@1)          C (x32010@1)     Bb (x1333x@1)       AAnd (x02220@1)Harry doesn t mind if he doesn t make the scene
Dm (xx0231@1)       C (x32010@1)     Bb (x1333x@1)             AHe (x02220@1)s got a daytime job he s doing alright
F (133211@1)                              CHe (x32010@1)can play honky tonk just like anything
Bb (x1333x@1)                    Dm (xx0231@1)Bb/C                  
Saving it up for Friday night
               Bb/C                  Dm (xx0231@1)C (x32010@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb C (x32010@1)Dm (xx0231@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C             
With the sultans with the sultans of swing

Dm (xx0231@1)                        C (x32010@1)      Bb (x1333x@1)         AAnd (x02220@1)a crowd of young boys they re fooling around in the corner
Dm (xx0231@1)                       C (x32010@1)        Bb (x1333x@1)              ADrunk (x02220@1)and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
F (133211@1)                              CThey (x32010@1)don t give a damn about any trumpet playing band
Bb (x1333x@1)                             Dm (xx0231@1)Bb/C                  
It ain t what they call rock and roll
              Bb/C     Dm (xx0231@1)C (x32010@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb C (x32010@1)Dm (xx0231@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C                      
And the sultans played Creole

Dm (xx0231@1)                C (x32010@1)         Bb (x1333x@1)      AAnd (x02220@1)then the man he steps right up to the microphone
Dm (xx0231@1)        C (x32010@1)              Bb (x1333x@1)      A (x02220@1) A7And (x02020@1)says at last just as the time bell rings
          F (133211@1)               Cthank (x32010@1)you goodnight now its time to go home
       Bb (x1333x@1)                        Dm (xx0231@1) Bb/C
And he makes it fast with one more thing
                      Dm (xx0231@1)C (x32010@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb C (x32010@1)Dm (xx0231@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C             
we are the sultans of swing

Dm (xx0231@1)C (x32010@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb C (x32010@1)Dm (xx0231@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C  x7

* Alternate:

Capo III

Dm = Bm
C (x32010@1)= ABb (x02220@1)= G
A  = F#
A7 = F#7
F (133211@1)= D (xx0232@1)Set8


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