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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (Lyrics)

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits - 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 all right 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 blowing that sound
Way on downsouth, way on downsouth London town

You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords
But it's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
If 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 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 and roll
And the Sultans
Yeah the Sultans played Creole

Then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
'Thank you 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


*I made one mistake with the lyric at the "Then the man he steps right up to the microphone" part, I accidentally misspelled it as "streps". I've added an annotation above it to show its correct lyric.

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