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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

this song was originally tabbed by guitarclay but there are just some adjustments
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adjusted by josh katsikis

         Dm
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------6-------------6------------6-------------------------|
G|-------------7---7----7----7------------7--7--5---5----5-----5--7-|
D|----------7------7----7--------------7-----7--5-7-5--7-5--7--5--7-|
A|----5--5------------------------5--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---5-7-5-7-5--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--7-7-5-3---------------------|
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|---7-5-3---7-6----x-5--5s10-10-----9--7-5-3--7-7----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-7-7-5-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|---7-5-3---7-7----x-5--5s10-10--0-9--7-5-3--7-7----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|---7-5-3---7-7----x-5--5s10-10-----9--7-5-3--7-7----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|---7-5-3---7-7----x-5--5s10-10-----9--7-5-3--7-7----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|---7-5-3---7-7----x-5--5s10-10-----9--7-5-3--7-7----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5s7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[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|---7-5-3---7-7----x-5--5s10-10-----9--7-5-3--7-7----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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| r    Release
| b    Bend
| x    Dead note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| (n)  Ghost note
| pbr  Pre-bend release
| s    slide

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blackhawk88 333 Apr 12, 2015 10:58 AM

Clearly wrong. this is just simply wrong, no slides no hammer ons, please revise, its simply clearly wrong . . . . .

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