Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Live tab

SULTANS OF SWING

by Dire Straits
Live at the BBC [LIVE]
(M. Knopfler)

[KEY OF Dm, 4/4 TIME]

Dm (V) Dm V)|--------|--5------|-------|---------|-----------|---------5--8-5-|------------||--------|--6------|-------|---------|---------6-|-------6--------|-6-5^6^5----||--------|--7--5-5-|-5^7...|..----7..|..---------|-7---7----------|---------7..||--------|--7------|-------|--5/7----|------7----|----------------|------------||--------|--5------|-------|---------|-----------|----------------|------------||--------|---------|-------|---------|-----------|----------------|------------|
Dm (V) C Bb A Dm|-------|-------|----|-----|------------------------------|-5------------------||-------|-------|----|-----|-2--2----2----2---------------|-6------------------||-------|-------|----|-----|-2--4'6--4'6--4'6....'4-------|-7------------------||-------|-------|----|-----|-2----------------------------|-7------------------||-------|-------|----|-----|-0-----------------------(2)/-|-5------------------||-------|-------|----|-----|------------------------------|--------------------| Get a shiver... South of the river..
C Bb A F (VIII)|-----|-----|-----------5----5^6^5----5-----|----------------------------------||-----|-----|-2-----------------------------|----------------------------------||-----|-----|-2-/-/-/-6----6--------6-------|----------------------------------||-----|-----|-2-----------------------------|----------------------------------||-----|-----|-0------------------------(5)/ |----------------------------------||-----|-----|-------------------------------|----------------------------------| A band is playin' Dixie double
-----riff # 1------- ---riff #2--- C Dm Bb Dm Bb C|-3-----|------------|------|-5------------------|----------|------------------||-5--5^6|-6^5---3----|------|-6-------6-5--------|-3--6-3--3/5..---------------||-5--5^7|-7^5---3----|------|-7-----------8-7..\-|-3----3--3/5..---------5^^^--||-5--5^7|-7^5---3----|------|-7--5-7-------------|-3----3--3/5..-----5-7-------||-3-----|------------|------|-5------------------|----------|----5/7-----------||-------|------------|------|--------------------|----------|------------------| four time.. Feel alright.. And you
Dm C Bb A Dm C Bb A|-----|----|----|-------5----5---5/6------8-------|-10...-|------|------|------||-----|----|----|-2---------------|---------------|-10...-|------|------|------||-----|----|----|-2---6----6------|--7/9-----9----|-10...-|------|------|------||-----|----|----|-2---------------|-------------10/-12...-|------|------|------||-----|----|----|-0---------------|---------------|-------|------|------|------||-----|----|----|-----------------|---------------|-------|------|------|------| Step inside Commin' in....
F (VIII) C Dm Bb Dm C|(1.09)--------|------|-----|-(1.16)------|-------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|-----|-------------|-----10-8-10-| ---------|-----------||--------------|*riff # 1***|-------------|-----10-9-10-|*****riff # 2*********||--------------|------|-----|-------------|-------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|-----|-------------|-------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|-----|-------------|-------------|----------|-----------| Competition Yeah but the horns...
|(1.23)-----------|------------|----------------------------------------------||-----------------|------------|----------------------------------------------||-----------------|**riff #2**-|----------------------------------------------||-----------------|------------|----------------------------------------------||-----------------|------------|----------------------------------------------||-----------------|------------|----------------------------------------------| Way on down south Way on Down South London Town
------------riff # 3--------------------------------- Dm C Bb Dm C F C Dm ________ ____________ |1. |2. Dm C||-----------------------|-----------||-------------|(1.42)------|------------|||.-6--5--3-----6--6^5--5/10--8-----.||-------------|------------|------------|||.-7--5--3-----7--7^5--5/10--9-----.||---------5^^^|------------|------------|||--7--5--3-----7--7^5--5/10--10-----||-----5-7-----|------------|------------|||-----------------------|-----------||-5/7---------|------------|------------|||-----------------------|-----------||-------------|------------|------------| Check Out Guitar George
A A7 Dm C Bb A|------9--8--9--|-10--------|----|----|-----5------8------7----------------8-------||------8--8--8-8/-10--------|----|----|----5--8'10---"10'8--8'10'8'10'8'10---"10'8-||------9--9--9--|-10--------|----|----|-5'7---------------------------------------7||---------------|-----------|----|----|--------------------------------------------||---------------|(1.50)-----|----|----|--------------------------------------------||---------------|-----------|----|----|-------------------------------------(1.58)-| But it's strictly
F C C(VIII) Bb(VI)|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------(2.08)-------------------||-----------------------|--------------8----|-6--6--6--6---------------------------||-----------------------|----------8/9---9--|-7--7--7--7---------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------|-8--8--8--8---------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------|--------------------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------|--------------------------------------| Yes and an old guitar when he gets up
Dm(v) Dm|-----------------------|-----------|---------------------(2.13)-------------------||--------------6---6----|-----------|----------------------|-----------------------||------------7---7---7\-|**riff #2**|---------5---5---5^7--|-----------------------||--------6/7------------|-----------|-----5-7---7---7------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------|-5/7------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------|----------------------|-----------------------| And Harry doesn't
Bb A A7 Dm C Bb|---|-----|------3----3----3-------|---------------|------|--------------------||---|-----|--2..-4'5--4'5--4'5-"5'4^3--------------|------|--------------------||---|-----|--2..-------------------|---------------|------|--------------------||---|-----|--2..-------------------|---------------|------|--------------------||---|-----|--0..-------------------|---------------|------|--------------------||---|-----|------------------------|---------------|------|--------------------| He's got a daytime
A F(VIII) C Bb|-10^9-------------------|-------------|----------------|--------------------------||------10----------------|-------------|----------------|--------------------------||---------9--------------|-------------|----------------|--------------------------||-----------12-11--------|-------------|----------------|--------------------------||------------------12-10-|-------------|----------------|--------------------------||------------------------|-------------|----------------|--------------------------| He can play the Honky Tonk.. savin it up for Friday
Dm|(2.37)-------------------|-------------|-------------------|----------------------||---------6---6'8-6'8'6---|-------------|.-----------------.|----------------------||-----7-----7-----------7-|**riff # 2**-|.-***riff #2***---.|--*****riff # 3******-||-5/7---7-----------------|-------------|--(1st time only)--|----------------------||-------------------------|-------------|-------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|-------------|-------------------|----------------------| |:With the Sultans :| of swing
Dm C Bb A Dm(XIII)|------|--------|------|------|------------12-------------|---13.....--------------||------|--------|------|------|-(12)'14...---"14'12^10----|------15......----------||------|--------|------|------|------------------------11/14--------14......-------||------|--------|------|------|---------------------------|------------------------||------|--------|------|------|---------------------------|------------------------||------|--------|------|------|---------------------------|------------------------| And a crowd corner drunk & dressed
C Bb A F|------12-----|------10----|-10^9-------------------------------8..|..--8----------||---------13--|---------11-|------10---------------------10....----"10'8--"10'8^6--||-/12---------|-/10--------|---------9-----------------------------|---------------||-------------|------------|-----------12-11-12-11-12-11-----------|---------------||-------------|------------|---------------------------------------|---------------||-------------|------------|---------------------------------------|---------------| They don't give a
C Bb Dm Bb|---------|-----------|----------10-------------------|------------------------||---------|-----------|-------10----13'15-13^10-------|------------------------||---------|-----------|-12'14-------------------12-10-|-*** riff #2 ****-------||---------|-----------|-------------------------------|------------------------||---------|-----------|-------------------------------|------------------------||---------|-----------|-------------------------------|------------------------| Trumpet playin band
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------||-----------------|-*** riff #2 ***-|-----------------------------|-** riff # 3 **-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------|And the Sultans yeah the Sultans play Creole
Dm C Bb A|--------------------------------------------------------------------12'13"12------||-----10-------10-------10----------------------------------------10---------------||-12'-14---12'-14---12'-14^^^---(12')-12-10^12^10---9^10^9------9------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------11-------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------12---------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Dm C Bb|-10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----10--------15^13-----15^13------15^13------13^11------13^11------13^11---------||-------10----------14--------14---------14---------12---------12---------12-------||----------12----------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A (highly stochato)|---------------------------------13^10--10----------------------------------------||-9^10^^^--9^10-11-9-9^10--------------13-----12^10--10----------------------------||--------------------------------------------------12----12^10--10-----------------||---------I'm cheatin' here-----------------------------------12----12^10----------||---------any suggestions?-----------------------------------------------12--------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------13^12--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------13---------13---13^^^-----------------||----------------------12^10--10^^^^-----------12-14-12----14----------------------||----------10-12-10---------12-----------------------------------------------------||-10^11^12----------12-------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
4.11|-----------------------------------------13^10------------------------------------||-(13)'15^^^-"15'13-(13)'15-(13)'15---(10)------13^10-13'15'13-10-12-10------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------6--------------6-------------------------------------8-------------------||-------7---7---7/9----7----7/9------------------0^5-7^5^7'9...-"9'7^5--7-7--------||-----8---------8/10---8----8/12-------10----10------------------------------------||---8-----------8/10---8----8/12----10----10---------------------------------------||-6-------------------------------8------------------------------------------------|
RIFF #3 4:34|------------------------------------------------------5----8---8---8--------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------6---6/9---9---9---------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------10/12--------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| And the man step's right up
Dm C Bb F C Dm C Bb|-10-------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------||-10-------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------||-10-------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------||----------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------||----------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------||----------------|----|----|-----|------|-----|-----------------|------------------| Says at last And he makes it fast with one more
Dm|----------------10--------------------|-------------------------------|----------||-------------10----13'15'13^10--------|.-----------------------------.|----------||-------12'14-------------------12-10--|.--------------------RIFF # 2-.|----------||--------------------------------------|-------------(1st time only)---|----------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|----------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|----------| thing |: We are the Sultans :|
Solo # 2 (5:22)|----------10--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------10----13'15'13^10-------------------------------------------------------||-12'14--------------------12-10-12'14'12-9^12^9-7^9^7-5^7^5---------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------3^5^3--------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------5^^^---------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
5:29 repeat 6X C(VIII)|-------------------|-----------------8^10^8---------||-10----------------|.--------/8^10^8---------------.||----12^10-12^10----|.---/(9)-----------9-----------.||----------------12-|--------------------------------||-------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------10----13^10---10---------------------------------------||------10--10--------13---13^10--10-----------------------------||-12'14------------------------12--12^10---10--12-10-12^^^------||----------------------------------------12---------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------|
5:38 5:42|------------------------12-------10-|-13^10---------------------------||---------10-----11-11'13---"13'11---|------10-13'15-(13)'15-10-13'15--||-------X------X---------------------|---------------------------------||-----X------X-----------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
5:45 5:48|------------13^12--12--13--13-15'17-15'17-15-13^^^^--|-----13^10--10------------||-(13)'15---------13--13--15--------------------------|.---------10--------------||-----------------------------------------------------|.-------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------|-----this riff 4X---------||-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
6:04|--13^10---10-----------15^12--12----|--15'17--(15)'17'15-13---|-15'17-"17'15----||--------11------------------13-----.|----------------------15-|-----------------||------------------------and this---.|-------------------------|-----------------||--and this one 4X-------one 8X------|-------------------------|-----------------||------------------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------||------------------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|--13^15^13-12^13^12--------------------------------|----------------------------||--------------------13^15^13-10^13^10-5^8^5--------|---RIFF # 1-----------------||--------------------------------------------5^^^^--|----------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|---------------------FINIS--||---------------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
KEY TO THE NOTATION: ' = Bend (up or down) " = Pre-bend (bend before picking) ^ = Percussive step (pull off or hammer on) ^^^^ = Tremelo .... = Allow to ring (an attempt at timing) | = Measure mark |: = Repeat (used for vocals) 5:42 = Time shown on the CD player, an event reference ( ) = Grace note / = Slide up to \ = Slide down to Dm (V) F (VIII) = Chord and Lowest fret used (position)
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