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
Intro: REm DO DO REm DO DO REm You get a shiver in the dark DO SIb LA it's raining in the park but meantime REm DO SIb LA south of the river you stop and you hold everything FA DO a band is blowing Dixie double four time SIb REm SIb DO you feel alright when you hear that music ring REm DO SIb LA Now you step inside but you don't see too many faces REm DO SIb LA coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down FA DO too much competition too many other places SIb REm but not too many horns can make that sound SIb DO way on downsouth SIb DO way on downsouth REm London town Strumentale: REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb LA you check out Guitar George... he knows all the chords REm DO SIb LA mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing FA DO and an old guitar is all he can afford SIb REm SIb DO when he gets up under the lights to play his thing REm DO SIb LA and harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene REm DO SIb LA he's got a daytime job he's doing alright FA DO he can play honky tone just like anything SIb REm SIb DO saving it up for friday night SIb DO with the sultans REm with the sultans of swing Strumentale: REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb LA and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner REm DO SIb LA drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles FA DO they don't give a damn about about any trumpet playing band SIb REm SIb DO it ain't what they call rock and roll SIb DO and the sultans REm and the sultans played creole Strumentale: REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb LA and then the man he steps right up to the microphone REm DO SIb LA LA7 and says at last just as the time bell rings FA DO thank you goodnight now it's time to go home SIb REm SIb DO and he makes it fast with one more thing SIb DO we are the sultans REm we are the sultans of swing Strumentale: REm DO SIb DO REm DO SIb DO