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			     Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
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Tabbed By : FOB_ROCK
e-mail: Lewis.j.Busby@hotmail.com

Hi, this Is my bass tab from sultans of swing. I have taken the main riff from the other 
rated tab as I agree with him, but the rest is different and how I would play it. Enjoy :)
Tuning: Standard

G ---------------|
D ---------------|
A 5-55-55-53030--|
E ---------------| x4

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------| x2

A band is blowing Dixie double four time

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

You feel all right when you hear that music ring

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

Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

Competition in other places

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

But the horns, they're blowing that sound

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

Way on down south

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

way on down south London town


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

You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

Yes, and an old guitar is all he can afford

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


When he gets under the lights to play his thing

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

And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|
He's got a daytime job he's doing alright

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|
  He can play honky tonk like anything

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

Saving it up for Friday night

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

With the Sultans,

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

with the Sultans of Swing

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

And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies, and their platform soles

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band

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


It ain't what they call rock and roll

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

And the Sultans
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------1-1-1-3-3-3----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

yeah the sultans, they played Creole.  Creole.


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

Instrumental

Play the whole verse progression again.

And then the man he steps right up to the microphone

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

And says at last just as the time bell rings

G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A 5-55-53-31-10-00-00-00-0--|
E --------------------------|

goodnight now it's time to go home'

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

Then he makes it fast with one more thing

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

'We are the Sultans,

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

we are the sultans of Swing

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

Instrumental till end :)


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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