Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.
We have an official Sultans Of Swing tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab »

Sultans Of Swing chords

56,248 views 99 this week
4 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 29
add to favorites
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
backing track
set tempo
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
This is different version of Sultans Of Swing, I hope you like it - Enjoy!!

[Intro lead]

(single snare beat)
Am / G-G / Am / G-G


You get a shiver in the dark
         G           F       E
it's raining in the park but meantime
Am                      G           F           E
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
C                   G
a band is blowing Dixie double four time
        F                                 Am    F-G
you feel alright when you hear that music ring
               Am              G        F           E
(Now) you step inside but you don't see too many faces
 Am                   G                        F       E
coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down
C                       G
too much competition too many other places
F                                    Am
but not too many horns can make that sound
(But not too many horns are blowing that sound)


        way on downsouth
        way on downsouth

Am              Am-G-F-G       Am-G-F-G
London town


                Am          G       F           E
you check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
Am                                                 G    F            E
mind he's (his) strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
C                       G
and an old guitar is all he can afford
F                                               Am   F-G
when he gets up under the lights to play his thing
Am                      G      F         E
  (and) harry doesnb't mind if he doesn't make the scene
Am             G        F                   E
  he('s) got a daytime job he's doing al(l)right
C                               G
  he can play honky tone just like anything
(He can play the honky tonk like anything)
F                       Am       F-G
  saving it up for friday night


with the sultans
                     Am     Am-G-F-G
with the sultans of swing


        Am                          G           F             E
and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
Am                                    G                F            E
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
C                                       G
they don't give a damn about ('bout) any trumpet playing band
   F                            Am      F-G
it ain't what they call rock and roll


and the sultans
                        Am     Am-G-F-G
and the sultans played creole
(Yeah the Sultans they played Creole)


[Lead 1]

(chords: Follow 1 full verse)

Am                    G         F          E
and then the man he steps right up to the microphone
Am          G                F          E    (E7)
and says at last just as the time bell rings
C                           G
thank you goodnight now it's time to go home
        F                  Am           F-G
and he makes it fast with one more thing


we are the sultans
                      Am        Am-G-F-G
we are the sultans of swing
Am      -       G       -       F      -        G
1.25            0.5           2.25              4.0 

Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
print report bad tab
4 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
Kraziekhat 64,745 Mar 08, 2009 11:36 PM

Not the way I'd do it but good, nonetheless. KK.

0 reply
Kurt1964 27,253 Dec 17, 2009 03:15 AM

I'm not too thrilled with the new rating system, normally I would have given this a four... definately worth learning, it leaves a lot of room to ad-lib... rock-on!

+3 reply
Macast 247 Jan 02, 2016 10:12 AM

Needs Capo 5 to match recording.

You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction