Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing chords

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Sultans Of Swing chords
Dire Straits *

Dm C C Dm C C

You get a shiver in the dark
          C              Bb       A
It s been 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 all right 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 hear the jazz go down
F                                   C
Too much competition too many other places
Bb                                   Dm  Bb/C                  
But not too many horns can make that sound
              Bb/C                  Dm         C Bb C  Dm C Bb C
Way on down south way on down south London town

              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                Bb
And an old guitar is all he can afford
                                             Dm  Bb/C                  
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

    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 doing alright
F                                C
He can play honky tonk just like anything
Bb                      Dm  Bb/C                  
Saving it up for Friday night
               Bb/C                  Dm  C Bb C  Dm C Bb C             
With the sultans with the sultans of swing

      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 any trumpet playing band
Bb                               Dm  Bb/C                  
It ain t what they call rock and roll
              Bb/C     Dm  C Bb C  Dm C Bb C                      
And the sultans played Creole

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 its time to go home
       Bb                          Dm   Bb/C
And he makes it fast with one more thing
                      Dm  C Bb C  Dm C Bb C             
we are the sultans of swing

Dm  C Bb C  Dm C Bb C  x7  

* Alternate:

Capo III

Dm = Bm
C  = A
Bb = G
A  = F#
A7 = F#7
F  = D


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