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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

  Dm                               
e-------------------------------------5-8-5----------------
B-------3--3-3------------------6----6-----6-5h6p5---------
G---2-2-2--2-2--5-5-5-7-----7----7--7-------------7--5-7---
D-0-0-0-0--0-0--5-5-5-7--5h7---7------------------------7--
A-0--------------x-5---------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------


          Dm                      C              Bb           A          A7
  You get a shiver in the dark, It's raining in the park, but meantime
e------------------------------------
B---4b6-6r4b6r4----------------------
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Dm                             C          Bb        A   
  South of the river you stop and you hold everything
e----------------------5-
B-----10---10-11-10----6-
G-------------------9--5-
D-2s11--11-11----------7-
A------------------------
E------------------------

F                                 C
  A band is blowing Dixie double four time
e------------------------------------
B--5---5-6-5-6-5--3------------------
G--5---5-5-5-5-5--3------------------
D---x-x--7--------3------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Bb                                            Dm            Bb  C
  You feel all right when you hear that music ring
e-----------------------------------
B-------6-----x-3-6--x-3s5----------
G----7---7s2--x-3-3--x-3s5--------5-
D-5h7-7-------x-3----x-3s5-----5h7--
A---------------------------5s7-----
E-----------------------------------


                Dm                  C         Bb           A
  Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
e------------------------------------
B-10--10---10-11-10-10-8--8--6------
G------------------------------------
D---11--11-11-11-11-------9--7------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Dm                      C                Bb        A
  Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
e-10p9-------------------------------
B-----10-----------------------------
G-------9p7p6------------------------
D------------7-5---------------------
A---------------7--------------------
E------------------------------------

F                           C
  Competition in other places
e----------------------------------
B-5-5--6-6-5-3---------------------
G-5-5--5-5-5-3---------------------
D-5-5--7-7-5-3---------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------

Bb                                    Dm            Bb  C    
  But the horns, they're blowing that sound
e----10-8----------------------------
B----10---10-x--3-6-x-x--3s5-5-5-----
G----10-9-10-x--3-3-x-x--3s5-5-5-----
D-x-x-----------3-3-x-x--3s5-5-5-----
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                  Bb   C 
  Way on down south
e------------------------------------
B----x-3-6--3s5----------------------
G--5-x-3-3--3s5----------------------
D-5--x-3----3s5----------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                      Dm         C  Bb
    way on down south London town
            C                    Dm    C Bb    C 
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------

                Dm           C   Bb      A             A7
  You check out Guitar George,  he knows all the chords
e------9-8-9------10-10--------------
B------8-7-8------10-10--------------
G------9-8-9--10--10-10--------------
D-1s7--------------------------------
A-1s7--------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Dm                          C                    Bb      A         F
  Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
e-----5------9---------9-7-----------------8-------------
B----5-5-8b10--pbr8(10)-----8b10r8b10r8b10--pbr8(10)p6---
G-7b9----------------------0-----------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

                              C                  Bb
  Yes, and an old guitar is all he can afford
e------------------------------------
B----8-8s6-6-6-6---------------------
G-7s9--9s7-7-7-7---------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                                               Dm         Bb C
  When he gets under the lights to play his thing
e-----10-8---------------------------------------
B----------10-10-x-3-x-6--3-3s5-5----------------
G-9s10---9-10-10-x-3-x-3--3-3s5-5-------5-5-5s7--
D------------------3-x----3-3s5-5----5h7-7-7-----
A---------------------------------5s7------------
E------------------------------------------------

Dm              C       Bb           A              A7 
  And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
e------------------------------------
B---8-let-ring--8--------------------
G-7b9r7b9r7b9r7b9--------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Dm                  C      Bb         A       A7
  He's got a daytime job he's doing alright
e------9---------------5---8----------
B-12b14--10--------------0-8b10-------
G----------9h10p9--7-6-4-0------------
D---------------------7---------------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------

                              C            Bb
  He can play honky tonk like anything
e------------------------------------
B--5--5-x-6-6-5-x-3------------------
G--5--5-x-5-5-5-x-3------------------
D--5--5-x-7-7-5-x-3------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                            Dm            Bb
  Saving it up for Friday night
e-----------------------------------
B------6-5p4---3-6-3-3s5-5----------
G----7------7--3-3-3-3s5-5----------
D-5s7-7--------3-3-3-3s5-5----------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

C                 Bb      C
  With the Sultans,
e------------------------------------
B--x-3-6--3-3s5-5--------------------
G--x-3-3--3-3s5-5--------------------
D--x-3----3-3s5-5--------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                         Dm 
 with the Sultans of Swing
    Dm C Bb    C                    Dm    C Bb    C 
e------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8--8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10--0-9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A--------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E------------------------------------------------------------------


         Dm                         C            Bb         A     A7
  And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
e-------12-------------------13------
B-12b14----pbr12(14)p10--------------
G----------------------12s14-14------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Dm                              C            Bb               A         A7
  Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies, and their platform soles
e-12p9---------5------------------------
B-----10--------------------------------
G-------9--7-6-0-x---pbr12(14)-12b14----
D----------------x----------------------
A--------------------------15-----15----
E---------------------------------------

F                                  C                      Bb
  They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
e------------------------------------
B----8-8s6-6-6-6---------------------
G-7s9--9s7-7-7-7---------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

                                     Dm        Bb
  It ain't what they call rock and roll
e------------------------------------
B--------------3-6-x-3s5-------------
G-----7--6-----3-3-x-3s5-------------
D-5s7-7-7-7s2--3---x-3s5-------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

C                  Bb
  And the Sultans, 
e------------------------------------
B--3-6-3--3s5-5----------------------
G--3-3-3--3s5-5----------------------
D--3-3-3--3s5-5----------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

C                                    Dm
  yeah the sultans, they played Creole.  Creole.
    Dm C Bb    C        Creole      Dm    C Bb    C              ah ah
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------

1. instrumental

Ah ah
e------------------------------------------------------------
B--8b10--8b9s10-8b9s10--pbr8(10)--6h8p6--5h6p5---------------
G------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------11------
A---------------------------------------------------x--------
E--------------------------------------------------x---------

e------9-12b13b14r12--10-----------------------------------------
B---10------------------10-------10-13-11h13p11--9-10---11-x-x---
G--9-----------------------10--------------------------x---------
D----------------------------12----------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------13----------------12h13-12-------------
B-9-10-10--10----------13--------13----------------------13-----------
G----0--0---0-----12b14--12bh14----(14)r12-10-10-----------12-14p12---
D------------x-x------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------13p10--10------------------
B-13-13--13b15-(15)r13--13b15-13b15r13--10---10---13b15-10---------
G---------------------15----------------------------------12-10s3--
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------------------------
B---3-6-3---5-6s8-6-5h6s8s3---3-6-3-3s5-------------8----------------
G--3-------5-----------------3------3s5--5--7-5-7bh9-(9)r7-5-7-7s2---
D-3-------5-----------------3-------3s5-5----------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------




Dm                       C        Bb            A
  And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
e----------------------------------------
B-------10----12s14-14---14s17--15---15--
G----------------------------------------
D--5s11-11-11-12s14----14--s17----15-15--
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Dm              C                Bb     A
  And says at last just as the time bell rings
e----9--9---------------------------
B----8--8-let-ring------------------
G----9--9---------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

F                     C
  goodnight now it's time to go home'
e------------------------------------
B-----8--8-8-----11------------------
G--7s9-9-9----10-10------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Bb                                          Dm
  Then he makes it fast with one more thing
e------------------------------------
B------6-6--------3-6-x--3s5-5-------
G----7--7-7--7-x--3-3-x--3s5-5-------
D-5s7-7-----7--x--3---x--3s5-5-------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

C                    Bb
  'We are the Sultans, 
e------------------------------------
B--3-6-x--3s5-5----------------------
G--3-3-x--3s5-5----------------------
D--3---x--3s5-5----------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

C                         Dm
   we are the sultans of Swing
            C                    Dm    C Bb    C 
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


2. instrumental
e----------------------------------------------------------
B-8b10--8-6-8-6---pbr8(10)-8-5h8p5-3h5p3-------------------
G--------------7------------------------5h7p5-5---5--------
D---------------------------------------------5h7p5--------
A---------------------------------------------------5h7p5--
E----------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------8-------8-------8-------8---------
B--x-10p8--8------------8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8----
G-x------10-10-7--7--7h9------9-------9-------9-------9-------9---
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

e--8--------------------10-------------------------------------------
B--8h10-8-------------10--13p10--10---------------10-------10-----11-
G---------x-x-x--12b14---------12--12p10--------10--12----x----0-x---
D-------0-x-x-x-------------------------12-10h12---------x------x----
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

e-----------12-------10-x-x--13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10--
B-x-x-11bh13--(13)r11-------------10--------10--------10--------10----
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

e-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13--x--15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12--
B------11--------11--------11------x--------13--------13--------13----
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

e-15p12---15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15---10-13p10--10-13p10--10--
B------13------13--------13--------13------10--------10--------10----
G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

e-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13--x-15p12--12-----
B------10--------10--------11--------11--------11------x-------13-------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12---15b17-
B------13--------13--------13--------13--------13--------13--------12-------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

e--15b17r15-13---13--15bh17r15b17r15-12h15p12----------------------------
B-------------15---13------------------------13h15p13-10h13p10-----------
G-------------------------------------------------------------9h12p9-----
D-------------------------------------------------------------------15s7-
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------
G---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5s10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-
D---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--
A---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
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guitarclay wrote on February 7 2003, 12:00 am

Hi,
I guess I was a little fast typing this
out. The beginning of the intro should
be more like this:
-----------
-----3---3-
---2-2---2-
-0-0-0---0-
-0---------
-----------

Listen to the song first, and by the
way play the F-chord like a barred C on
fift fret
--5-
--6-
--5-
--7-
--8-
--x-

+1 reply
guitarclay wrote on February 7 2003, 12:00 am

Ya, well, use courier font while reading that!

+1 reply
puddler wrote on May 20 2004, 12:00 am

crazy good man

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