Rilasciato nel 1978, Sultans Of Swing fu il primo singolo dei Dire Straits. Prima di allora, bastarono pochi passaggi in una radio londinese della versione demo per far si che i Dire Straits venissero messi sotto contratto dalla Phonogram, casa discografica britannica, e che l’anno successivo già il singolo ri-registrato fosse in commercio oltreoceano. L’album stesso, Dire Straits, fu un successo.
Da notare che la parte di chitarra ha fatto storia, e gli assoli vengono considerati tra i migliori della storia del rock.
Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing Accordi Chitarra Guitar Chords
key: Dm (single snare beat) Dm / C-C / Dm / C-C Intro lead Dm you get a shiver in the dark C Bb A 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 that music ring Dm C Bb A (Now) you step inside but you don't see too many faces Dm C Bb A coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down F C too much competition too many other places Bb Dm but not too many horns can make that sound (But not too many horns are blowing that sound) Bb-C way on downsouth Bb-C way on downsouth Dm Dm-C-Bb-C Dm-C-Bb-C London town Dm C Bb A you check out Guitar George he knows all the chords Dm C Bb A mind he's (his) strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing F C and an old guitar is all he can afford Bb Dm Bb-C when he gets up under the lights to play his thing Dm C Bb A (and) harry doesnb't mind if he doesn't make the scene Dm C Bb A he('s) got a daytime job he's doing al(l)right F C he can play honky tone just like anything (He can play the honky tonk like anything) Bb Dm Bb-C saving it up for friday night Bb-C with the sultans Dm Dm-C-Bb-C with the sultans of swing Dm-C-Bb-C Dm C Bb A and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner Dm C Bb A drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles F C they don't give a damn about ('bout) any trumpet playing band Bb Dm Bb-C it ain't what they call rock and roll Bb-C and the sultans Dm Dm-C-Bb-C and the sultans played creole (Yeah the Sultans they played Creole) Dm-C-Bb-C Lead 1: ( chords:Follow 1 full verse) Dm C Bb A and then the man he steps right up to the microphone Dm C Bb A (A7) and says at last just as the time bell rings F C thank you goodnight now it's time to go home Bb Dm Bb-C and he makes it fast with one more thing Bb-C we are the sultans Dm Dm-C-Bb-C we are the sultans of swing