The Sultans of Swing

Demo version/Full version with solos/fills

Strumming DDUUD

 

intro Dm {C C } Dm

 

Strumming this song

 

Lead parts.intro

 

fills 1 2 3 4 and solos

 

         Dm                   (C               Bb)          A(2)

You get a shiver in the dark It's raining in the park but meantime

 Dm                    (C          Bb)         A(2)

South of the river you stop and you hold everything

F(2)                           C(2)  Bb(2)                                      Dm (Bb) C(2)

A band is blowing Dixie double four time You feel alright when you hear that music ring

 

   Verse 2

You step inside but you don't see too many faces

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

competition too many other places

 But not too many horns are making that sound

 

                 (Bb)C(2)           Dm   Bb C(2)  Dm  Bb C(2)

Way on down south way on downs south London town

 

verse 3

You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

 

verse 4

And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job he's doing alright
He can play honky tonk just like anything
Saving it up for friday nights with the Sultans with the Sultans of Swing

 

verse 5

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
The don't give a damm about any trumpet playing band
It ain't whet they call rock and roll
And then the sultans, Sultans played Creole

 

1st solo(AS Verse chords)

 

verse 6

And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
'Thank you goodnight now it's time to go home'
and he makes it fast with one more thing
'We are the Sultans of Swing'

 

2nd solo(Dm Bb C C ) repeated