ARTIST: Dire Straits TITLE: Sultans of Swing Lyrics and Chords You get a shiver in the dark It's been raining in the park but meantime South of the river you stop and you hold everything A band is blowing Dixie double-four time You feel all right when you hear the music ring / Dm - / C Bb A7 - - - / : / F - - - C - - - / / Bb - - - Dm - - DmBb C - - - / Well now, you step inside but you don't see too many faces Comin' in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down Competition in other places Oh, but the horns, they blowin' that sound Way on down south, way on down south, London town ... / Bb - - - Dm - - DmBb / C - - CBb C - - - / / Dm DmC Bb - C - - - / / You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords But he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing They say an old guitar is all he can afford When he gets up under the lights to play his thing And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene He's got a daytime job he's doing all right He can play the honky tonk like anything Saving it up for Friday night With the Sultans, with the Sultans of Swing And a crowd of young boys, they're fooling around in the corner Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band It ain't what they call rock and roll And the Sultans, yeah the Sultans, they play Creole, Creole And then the man, he steps right up to the microphone And says at last, just as the time bell rings "Goodnight, now it's time to go home" And he makes it fast with one more thing "We are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing"
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