Sultans Of Swing Uke tab by Dire Straits

6 Chords used in the song :

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Dm Ukulele chord C Ukulele chord Bb Ukulele chord A Ukulele chord F Ukulele chord A7 Ukulele chord

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Dm chordDm / C chordC-C chordC / Dm chordDm / C chordC-C chordC
Intro lead
Dm chordDm
You get a shiver in the dark
C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
it's raining in the park but meantime
Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
F chordF C chordC
a band is blowing Dixie double four time
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm Bb chordBb-C chordC
you feel alright when you hear that music ring


Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
(Now) you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down
F chordF C chordC
too much competition too many other places
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm
but not too many horns can make that sound
(But not too many horns are blowing that sound)
Bb chordBb-C chordC
way on downsouth
Bb chordBb-C chordC
way on downsouth
Dm chordDm Dm chordDm-C chordC-Bb chordBb-C chordC Dm chordDm-C chordC-Bb chordBb-C chordC
London town

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

Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
F chordF C chordC
they don't give a damn about ('bout) any trumpet playing band
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm Bb chordBb-C chordC
it ain't what they call rock and roll
Bb chordBb-C chordC
and the sultans
Dm chordDm Dm chordDm-C chordC-Bb chordBb-C chordC
and the sultans played creole
(Yeah the Sultans they played Creole)

Dm chordDm-C chordC-Bb chordBb-C chordC

Lead 1: ( chords:Follow 1 full verse)

Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA
and then the man he steps right up to the microphone
Dm chordDm C chordC Bb chordBb A chordA (A7 chordA7)
and says at last just as the time bell rings
F chordF C chordC
thank you goodnight now it's time to go home
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm Bb chordBb-C chordC
and he makes it fast with one more thing
Bb chordBb-C chordC
we are the sultans
Dm chordDm Dm chordDm-C chordC-Bb chordBb-C chordC
we are the sultans of swing

Dm chordDm - C chordC - Bb chordBb - C chordC
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About this song

"Sultans of Swing" was the first single release of the British rock band Dire Straits. It was first recorded as a demo at Pathway Studios, North London, and quickly acquired a following after it was put in the rotation at Radio London. It did not take long for the popularity to find its way to record executives, and Dire Straits were offered a contract with Phonogram, a British record company. The song was then re-recorded and released in both the United Kingdom and the United States, though the demo version remained on the original UK Vertigo single.

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