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Sultans Of Swing Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: nickw@chilli.reo.dec.com (nick williams)

Dmin (5th posn)                            Cmaj  (3rd pos)       Bbmaj
(1st pos)     A7 (1st pos)
You get a shiver in the dark, its raining in the            park the    
meantime

Dmin                                            Cmaj               Bbmaj
A7
Sound of the river you can        hear                             
everything

Fmaj  (1st pos)                               Cmaj  (3p)         
A band is blowing dixie - double four time

Bbmaj  (1p)                                                     Dmin (5p)
You go inside       when you hear the music play


Bbmaj  Dmin  Bbmaj-(slide)-Cmaj		(short fill)
                                 

The rest of the song continues with the same chord structure, but between
some verses there is a long-fill/chorus which is:

Bbmaj Dmin Bbmaj-slide-C
	                            We are the sultans
Bbmaj Dmim Bbmaj-slide- C	                               Dmin
		             we are the sultans of swing
Dmin Cmaj Bbmaj-slide-C      Dmin C  {repeat once}


Note -

The  Bb-Dmin-Bbmaj-C part in the chorus can be quite tricky if the song is
played at a fast tempo. One trick is just to play strings 2,3,4 (using the
first finger for Bb and C). Then, the Dmin shape can be fingered on top of
the C shape using fingers 2,3,4.

Enjoy....

	Nick the Pick


From: fact1@gipsy34.cs.uni-sb.de (Detlef Anton)

Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)

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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andrewbiles wrote on October 10 2002, 12:00 am

don't u just hate it when people don't put up how to play the chords when they do a chord tab!?
well I for one do

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puddler wrote on May 20 2004, 12:00 am

yes i do, very much

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politurn wrote on March 19 2006, 04:25 am

Me 3!!!

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