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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"

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Written by: Mark Knopfler

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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 blowin' Dixie double four time
You feel alright when you hear the music ring
And now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Comin' in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Oh 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
But he's strictly rhythm he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing
Yes and 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 doin' alright
He can play the honky tonk like anything
Savin' 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 and roll
And the Sultans... yeah the Sultans play 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'
And he makes it fast with one more thing
We are the Sultans... We are the Sultans of Swing



All comments from YouTube:

Chris

This might be one of the best executed performances in rock history

donald foster

@Nancy Hover Morton No need to compare but if you do Steely would have to be on that list as well

Rodent Fire

I wouldn’t say “might be”… it is.

Nicolas Real

@Maxime Gorky are you serious? I hope you didnt

Steven Gee

Amen to that!!

Sean Newell

@Nedroj Prince? Wouldn't even qualify to carry Knopflers shoes.

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Ivan Francisco Souza

Eita época mágica do rock essa banda arrasou

fasopa1 l

Hola a todos los fanáticos de Dire Straits, o mejor dicho MARK KNOPFLER, pensar que está música nunca mas se hará, por eso y por hoy y siempre sigamos escuchando esta música, desde Chile. Fabiano

Rodent Fire

Before you think you’re a low human being just remember that people have disliked this video.

Mick

to quote Baloo the Bear...... "Man what a beat"

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