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Sultans Of Swing Chords

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Ok here is how i THink you play Sultans of Swing. I watched the DVD, and saw what he
was playing so im pretty sure its correct. Enjoy. For Comments/Questions please email
peckdani@makoura-college.school.nz

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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lattymer wrote on July 17 2007, 09:42 am

This is amazing, i was so happy when i could play this, and its so easy to play

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babybeastie1 wrote on October 14 2007, 07:30 pm

I nailed it on the first try. Thanx Knofler!

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FooFighter47167 wrote on April 11 2008, 03:58 am

heh well... ya know im setting here half drunk and thought i would look up this tab and i seen some mistakes right off... he has some kind of DM- Cc bs.. and its not right try for the intro.......... this sounds 1000% better play a DM- then a Bflat then a C for the intro.. besides that good ****ing tab bro.. =) baby and lattymer tell me how much better that sounds...

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