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Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (Chord)
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Artist: Dire Straits
Title: Sultans of Swing
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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing 

INtro - Dm 

(verse 1)
You get a shiver in the dark, 
     C              Bb       A        A7
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 the music ring,

(verse 2)
Well now you step inside,  
         C        Bb        A 
but you don't see too many faces,
Dm                     C    
 coming in out of the rain, 
              Bb        A
they hear the jazz go down,
F                       C 
Competition in other places,

Bb                                     Dm 
here but the horns, they blowing that sound,
Bb-C                 Bb-C
    Way on down south,   way on down south,
Dm         C - Bb - Bb - C - C -  Dm - C - Bb - C
London town,

Dm               C  Bb      A              A7 
You check out Guitar George, he knows  all the chords,

(verse 3)
Dm                        C                 Bb         A        A7
mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing,
F                         C
Yes and an old guitar is all, he can afford,

Bb                                               Dm - Bb - C
when he gets up under the lights,  to play his thing,

(verse 4)
Dm                  C      
 And Harry doesn't mind,   
Bb            A               A7
if he doesn't, make the scene,
Dm                  C         Bb       A   A7
he's got a daytime job, he's doing alright,
F                                C
He can play the honky tonk like anything,
Bb                       Dm
saving it up, Friday night,

Bb-C                Bb-C
    With the Sultans   with the Sultans of swing,

(Dm - C - Bb - Bb - C - Dm - C - Bb - C)

(verse 5)
       Dm                         C          Bb            A   A7
And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner,
Dm                              C             Bb              A       A7
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles,
F                                  C
hey don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band,
Bb                                 Dm 
it ain't what they call, rock and roll,

Bb-C             Bb-C
   And the Sultans   yeah the Sultans are playing,
Dm - C - Bb - Bb - C - Dm - C - Bb - C
 Creole.         Creole babe.          Ah Ah

Lead chords - Dm - C - Bb - A - A7 - Dm - C - Bb - A - 
              F - C - Bb - Dm - Bb - Dm - Bb - C - Bb - C
              Dm  C  Bb - Bb - C - C - Dm  C  Bb - Bb - C - C )

(verse 6)
Dm                     C         Bb         A 
 And then the man he steps right up to the microphone,
Dm            C                Bb       A
and says at last just as the timebell rings,
F            C
 Goodnight now it's time to go home,
Bb                                     Dm
Then he makes it fast, with one more thing,

Bb-C                  Bb-C
    We are the Sultans    we are the Sultans of swing,

(outro chords)
Dm - C - Bb - C - Dm - C - Bb - C - Dm - C - Bb - C - Dm - C - Bb - C -   
Dm  C  Bb - Bb - C - C - Dm 
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