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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    

Dmin                                            Cmaj               Bbmaj
Sound of the river you can        hear                             

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.


	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
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)
        way on downsouth
        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
with the sultans
                     Dm     Dm-C-Bb-C
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 ('bout) any trumpet playing band
   Bb                           Dm      Bb-C
it ain't what they call rock and roll
and the sultans
                        Dm     Dm-C-Bb-C
and the sultans played creole
(Yeah the Sultans they played Creole)


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
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


v toni                            v                     
v mail: fact1@cipsol.cs.uni-sb.de v  

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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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