Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits Lyrics


You get a shiver in the dark
It's a 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 alright when you hear the music ring

Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain they hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Uh but the horns they blowin' that sound
Way on down south
Way on down south
London town

You check out guitar George, he knows-all the chords
Mind, it's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
They said 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 alright
He can play the Honky Tonk like anything
Savin' it up, for Friday night
With the Sultans
We're the Sultans of Swing

Then a crowd a young boys they're a foolin' 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 playin' 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"
Then he makes it fast with one more thing

"We are the Sultans
We are the Sultans of Swing"

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Mark Knopfler

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Music is my life.

"Sultans Of Swing"

You get a shiver in the dark
It's 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 alright when you hear that music ring

Well, now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Oh, but the horns, they're blowing that sound
Way on down south, way on down south London town

You check out guitar, George
He knows all the chords
Mind it's strictly rhythm
He doesn't wanna make it cry or sing
Left-handed 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 alright
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 'n' 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."
Then he makes it fast with one more thing,
"We are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing."



All comments from YouTube:

Jason Lieberman

This has to be one of the greatest live performances of a song ever recorded.

Rob van Houten

Indeed

CDLANEY1520

@Ed Yue Rapper's just can't sing, that becomes its invention!

Marie Mathias

I think it is, alongside Queen. <3

Renato Silva Urteaga

@Francisco Moraes 0

Renato Silva Urteaga

@Francisco Moraes ñ

52 More Replies...

Stuart Murphy

Fucking hands down one of the best Guitarist of all time. There is no debate when it comes to Knopfler.

Ana Cristina Braga

Esses são os Sultans of Swings dizendo: "chegamos, agora é com a gente"!!!!
Sorry, mas não tem pra ninguém!!!
Incríveis, bárbaros!!!!
🎶🎸🎶❤️🌷🤘🇧🇷🇬🇧

MicrowavedChopstick

Everyone talks about how amazing Queen and Led Zeppelin are live, but this does it for me. I have never felt so much energy, passion, emotion put into a single live performance. Dire Straits' live performances are in every way on par with Queen and Led Zeppelin. I will never, EVER get tired of hearing these 10 minutes and 47 seconds

Strait Jacket

I truly regret I never saw them ,Dire Straits,But I saw QUEEN in Detroit it wad good but not like this

More Comments

More Videos