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Dire Straits chords for Sultans of swing (Ver. 4)

Guitar chords with lyrics

Intro: A chord diagramDmDm / A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC majorC / A chord diagramDmDm / A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC majorC      (Riff Intro.)

           A chord diagramDmDm
You get a shiver in the dark
         A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramA augmentedA        Riff 1
it's raining in the park but meantime
A chord diagramDmDm                      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramA augmentedA     Riff 2
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
A chord diagramFF                               A chord diagramC majorC        Riff 3
a band is blowing Dixie double four time
        A chord diagramBb majorBb                                 A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramC majorC    Riff 4
you feel alright when you hear that music ring

          A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramA augmentedA     Riff 5
you step inside but you don't see too many faces
 A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramBb majorBb      A chord diagramA augmentedA      Riff 6
coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down
A chord diagramFF                       A chord diagramC majorC            Riff 3
too much competition in other places
A chord diagramBb majorBb                                    A chord diagramDmDm     Riff 7
but not too many horns can make that sound
(But not too many horns are blowing that sound)
A chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramC majorC
        way on downsouth
A chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramC majorC
        way on downsouth
A chord diagramDmDm            Riff 8  (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC) - 2x
London town

                A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramA augmentedA     Riff 9
you check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramBb majorBb
mind he's (his) strictly rhythm he doesn't want to
       A chord diagramA augmentedA             Riff 10
make it cry or sing
A chord diagramFF                       A chord diagramC majorC            Riff 11
and an old guitar is all he can afford
A chord diagramBb majorBb                                         A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC   Riff 12
when he gets up under the lights to play his thing
A chord diagramDmDm                      A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramA augmentedA              Riff 13
  (and) harry doesnb't mind if he doesn't make the scene
A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramBb majorBb                  A chord diagramA augmentedA     Riff 14
  he('s) got a daytime job he's doing al(l)right
A chord diagramFF                               A chord diagramC majorC          Riff 3
 he can play honky tone just like anything
(He can play the honky tonk like anything)

A chord diagramBb majorBb                      A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC    Riff 15
  saving it up for friday night
                  A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC
with the sultans
                     A chord diagramDmDm    Riff 8   (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC) - 2x
with the sultans of swing

A chord diagramDmDm                     A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramA augmentedA         Riff 16
and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramBb majorBb
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and
     A chord diagramA augmentedA       Riff 17
their platform soles
A chord diagramFF                                       A chord diagramC majorC             Riff 11
they don't give a damn about ('bout) any trumpet playing band
   A chord diagramBb majorBb                           A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC   Riff 18
it ain't what they call rock and roll
                A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC
and the sultans
                        A chord diagramDmDm    Riff 8  (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA augmentedA) - 2x
and the sultans played creole
(Yeah the Sultans they played Creole)

Solo 1 -  (A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramA augmentedA) - 2x     (A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb   A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC)     (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC) - 2x

A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramA augmentedA        Riff 19
and then the man he steps right up to the microphone
A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramA augmentedA    (A chord diagramA7A7)   Riff 20
and says at last just as the time bell rings
A chord diagramFF                           A chord diagramC majorC          Riff 21
thank you goodnight now it's time to go home
        A chord diagramBb majorBb                  A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC   Riff 22
and he makes it fast with one more thing
                  A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramC majorC
we are the sultans
                      A chord diagramDmDm      Riff 8   (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC) - 2x
we are the sultans of swing


Solo 2 -  (A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramBb majorBb  A chord diagramA augmentedA) - 3x        (A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramBb majorBb   A chord diagramC majorC) - 3x      (A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC ) - 2x


 Riff Intro.

A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------5-8-5-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------6-----6-------6-6-5h6p5---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-5--5--5/7------7-----7-7--------------------7--5h7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5--5--5/7--5/7---7---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 1

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-4b(6)r4b(6)r4-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|


  Riff 2

A chord diagramE MajorE|------5-------5---------5-|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-2/6-----6---------6------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------|


  Riff 3

A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--5---5---6---5---6---5---3-|
A chord diagramG+G|--5---5---5---5---5---5---3-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--5---5---7---5---7---5---3-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------|


  Riff 4

A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------6-------(7)/---3---6--x---3/5----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----7------7-----------3---3--x---3/5--------------5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5/7--7-----------------3---3--x---3/5--------5--7----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------5/7----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 5

A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----10----10--11----10-----8-----6-|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-/11----11--------11-----9-----7----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------|


  Riff 6

A chord diagramE MajorE|-10p9----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------10-----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------9----7/6----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------7---5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------|


  Riff 7

A chord diagramE MajorE|-10--8--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------10----3--6-----3/5---3--6-----3/5-|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--9----10----3--3-----3/5---3--3-----3/5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------3--3--3--3/5---3--3--3--3/5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------|


  Riff 8

A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-6--5--3--6-6p5--5----------10--8\--6--5--3--6-6p5--5---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-7--5--3--7-7p5--5---7/10---10--9\--5--5--3--7-7p5--5-------5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7--5--3--7-7p5--5------------------7--5--3--7-7p5--5----5h7--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------5/7------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 9

A chord diagramE MajorE|-2/9---9----8----9----5---|
A chord diagramBB|-1/8---8----7----8----5h6-|
A chord diagramG+G|-2/9---9----8----9----5h7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------5h7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------|


  Riff 10

A chord diagramE MajorE|----------5----------9-------7------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------5---5---8b10---10r8-----8b10r8b10---10r8----6-|
A chord diagramG+G|-7b9--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 11

A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------8---------6----6----6-|
A chord diagramG+G|-7/9-------9\7----7----7----7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------|


  Riff 12

A chord diagramE MajorE|------10--8-----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------10-------3--6----3/5--5----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-7/10------------10---3--3----3/5--5---------5---5----5h7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------3--3----3/5--5-----5h7---7---7------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 13

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-8-------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-7b9r7b9r7b9r7b9r7~--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|


  Riff 14

A chord diagramE MajorE|-7/9---9--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------10---------------10------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------9------------------12b14r14-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------12--11----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------|


  Riff 15

A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------3--6--3/5--5---3--6--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramG+G|------7---10-9\8-7--3--3--3/5--5---3--3--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5/7----7-----------3--3--3/5--5---3--3--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------|


  Riff 16

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------12----------------------13-|
A chord diagramBB|-12b14-------14r12--10--------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------12/14------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------|


  Riff 17

A chord diagramE MajorE|-12p9---------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------10------------10---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------9---------------12b14r12b14-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------12--11-------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------|


  Riff 18

A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------6------3--6--3/5--5---3--6--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramG+G|------7-----------3--3--3/5--5---3--3--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5/7----7----7/---3--3--3/5--5---3--3--3/5--5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------|


  Solo 1

A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-8b10~--8b10--8b10--8b10r8--6h8p6--5h6p5-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------9--12b13r12---10-----------|
A chord diagramBB|------------10------------------10--------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------9------------------------10-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------11-----------------------------12~-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----12------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-12---------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-10-13~--11h13p11~--10~----11-x-x--9-10~-|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------0----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------13-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------13-----------13----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-12b14----12b14---------14r12--10-10~-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-11/13-12--------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------13-----------13~~--13~~--|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------12-14p12--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-13b15~--15r13p11--13b15~--13b15~-|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----13p10----10--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-10-------10----13b15~--x-10------------3--6-3-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------12-10----3--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------3----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----5-6-6/8-6-5h6/8\------3--6-3-|
A chord diagramG+G|---5---------------------3--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5---------------------3----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------8------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---5-7-5--7b9---9r7-5-7-7~-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5-------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------|


  Riff 19

A chord diagramE MajorE|------5----7----/9----/12------10\-|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-2/6----/7---/9----/12-----/10\----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------|


  Riff 20

A chord diagramE MajorE|-9--9--9-----5--5--5-|
A chord diagramBB|-8--8--8-----6--6--6-|
A chord diagramG+G|-9--9--9-----5--5--5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------7--7--7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------8--8--8-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|


   Riff 21

A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------xx6~-|
A chord diagramBB|------8------6---6---6----xx6~-|
A chord diagramG+G|-7/9----9/7--7---7---7---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------|


  Riff 22

A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------6--6-------3--6---3/5-5--3--6---3/5---5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------7----------7\---3--3---3/5-5--3--3---3/5---5-|
A chord diagramG+G|-5/7----7----7--------3--3---3/5-5--3--3---3/5---5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|


  Solo 2

A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-8b10~--8-6-8p6-----|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------7~-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-6---8b10r8-8--5h8p5-3h5p3-------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---8-----------------------5h7p5-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------5h7p5-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------5h7p5-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---x-10p8----8-------|
A chord diagramG+G|-x--------10---10-7~-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------8--------8--------8--------8--------8------|
A chord diagramBB|-----8h10p8-----10p8-----10p8-----10p8-----10p8-----10p8-|
A chord diagramG+G|-7/9--------9--------9--------9--------9--------9--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----------10-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------10----13p10----10----------------------10-----|
A chord diagramG+G|-12b14-------------12----12p10----10-------10----12~-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------12----10h12-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------12-------10-|
A chord diagramBB|-------10~~-------11~~-11b13----13r11----|
A chord diagramG+G|----10---------10------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12---------12---------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-13p10----10--13p10----10--13p10----10-13p10-|
A chord diagramBB|-------10-----------10-----------10----------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----10--13p10----10--13p10----10-13p10----10-13-|
A chord diagramBB|-11-----------11-----------11----------11-------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15p12-|
A chord diagramBB|-13-----------13-----------13-----------13-----------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15-|
A chord diagramBB|-13-----------13-----------13-----------13--------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----10-13p10----10--13p10----10--13p10----10-13p10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10----------10-----------10-----------10----------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----10--13p10----10--13p10----10-13p10----10-13-|
A chord diagramBB|-11-----------11-----------11----------11-------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15p12----12--15p12-|
A chord diagramBB|-13-----------13-----------13-----------13-----------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|---12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----|
A chord diagramBB|13----------13----------13----------13----------13-|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-15b17~-15b17r15-13-15-13-----|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------15~-|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE|-13----15b17r15-12h15p12------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----15-------------------13h15p13---------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------10h13p10------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------9h12p9-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------10\-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------|

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