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MARK KNOPFLER (DIRE STRAITS)
SULTANS OF SWING

1978
Straightjacket songs ltd

BASSIST : JOHN ILSLEY

Bass tab

Tuning : E A D G
Tempo  : 152 bpm

Intro:
G:|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D:|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
A:|-5--5-5--5-5-|-5-3-0-3-0-3-|-5--5-5--5-5-|-5-5--5-3-0--|
E:|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

G:|----------|-------------|-----------|--------------|
D:|----------|-------------|-----------|--------------|
A:|-5-5--5-5-|-5-3-0-3-0-3-|-5--5-5--5-|-5-3-0-3-0-3--|
E:|----------|-------------|-----------|--------------|


Verse 1 00:12
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
You get a shiver in the dark
It's raining in the park but meantime

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
South of the river you stop and you hold everything

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
A band is blowing Dixie double four time

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
You feel all right when you hear that music ring

Bridge:
G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-------3--5---------|
E:|-------------------|--3--5--------------|


Verse 2 00:42
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
You light step inside but you don't see too many faces

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
Too much competition you know the places

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
But the horns, they blowing that sound

Bridge:
G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3---|
E:|-------------------|--------------------|
Way on down south


Chorus 01:15
G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| x2
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|
Way on down south in London town


Verse 3 01:27
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
But it's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
Yes then an old guitar is all he can afford

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

Bridge:
G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|--------3--5--------|
E:|-------------------|--3--5--------------|


Verse 4 01:57
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
He's got a daytime job, he's doing alright

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
He can play the honky tonk like anything

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
Saving it up for Friday night

G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3---|
E:|-------------------|--------------------|
With the Sultans


Chorus 02:29
G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| x2
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|
With the Sultans of swing


Verse 5 02:42
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
It ain't what they call rock and roll


Bridge:
G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3---|
E:|-------------------|--------------------|
And the Sultans


Chorus 03:15
G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| x2
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|
Yeah, the Sultans play Creole...

Creole

Come on...

Solo: 03:27
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|

.....................

G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-1-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|

.......................

G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3---|
E:|-------------------|--------------------|

.......................

G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| x2
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|


Verse 6 04:14
G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-0-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
Then the man, he steps right up to the microphone

G:|-------|------------------------------------|
D:|-------|------------------------------------|
A:|-3-x-5-|-5-5--5-3--3-1--1-0--0-0--0-1--0-0--|
E:|-------|------------------------------------|
And says at last just as the time bell rings


G:|----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D:|-----3--3-|-----3--3-|-3--------|----------|-----------|
A:|-x-3------|-3-5------|---5-3--3-|-----3--3-|-5-3-1--1--|
E:|----------|----------|----------|-1-3------|-----------|
"Goodnight, now it's time to go home"

G:|----------|----------|------------|
D:|----------|----------|------------|
A:|-----1--1-|-1-3-5--5-|--3-0-5--5--|
E:|-1-3------|----------|------------|
And he makes it fast with one more thing

Bridge:
G:|-------------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|--------------------|
A:|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3--|-0-11-3--0-3--0-3---|
E:|-------------------|--------------------|
We are the Sultans

Chorus:
G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| x2
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|
We are the Sultans of Swing


Chorus bis instrumental: 04:46
G:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
D:|---------|----------|------------|-----------|
A:|-0-1-3-5-|-5-3-1--1-|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3--| xx
E:|---------|----------|-1-3--------|-----------|

Finale: 05:18
G:|---------|-------|------------|----------||
D:|---------|-7-5---|------------|----------||
A:|-0-1-3-5-|----6--|-----1-3--3-|-0-1-3--3-|| x4
E:|---------|-----6-|-1-3--------|----------||

End : 05:46
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P_Trik 5,927 Jun 25, 2015 05:28 AM

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