Dire Straits : SULTANS OF SWING CHORDS Ukulele & Guitar

Learn to play ” Sultans Of Swing Chords” by Dire Straits. Easy Guitar Ukulele Chords with Strummings Patterns.

Sultans of Swing Chords

Sultans Of Swings Track Info

The song is easy to play. Only three chords are needed, as shown in the below tables.

  • Song: Sultans of Swing
  • Artist: Dire Straits
  • Produced by Muff Winwood
  • Album: Dire Straits
  • Guitar: David Knopfler & Mark Knopfler

Sultans Of Swing Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)
  • Key: Dm
  • Chords: Dm, C, Bb, F
  • Suggested Strumming:
    D DUD DU –
    D DUD DUD DU U U –
    D DUDU U DUD D DU U D D DU DU
  • D= Down Stroke, U = Up Stroke, N.C= No Chords

Sultans Of Swing Chords Ukulele & Guitar

GuitarUkulele
Dm – xx0231
C – x32010
Bb – x13331
F – 133211
Dm – 2210
C – 0003
Bb – 3211
F – 2010

[Intro]

| Dm     | Dm  C  |
| Dm | Dm C | X2

[Verse 1]

          Dm                       C              Bb       A
You get a shiver in the dark, 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

[Verse 2]

              Dm                  C         Bb        A
Well now, you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Dm C Bb A
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
F C
Competition in other places
Bb Dm
Uh, but the horns they blowin' that sound
Bb - C
way on down south
Bb - C
way on down south
Dm
London Town

[Instrumental]

| Dm  C  Bb  C |
| Dm C Bb C |

[Verse 3]

             Dm             C  Bb        A
You check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords
Dm C Bb A
Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
F C
They say an old guitar is all he can afford
Bb Dm Bb C
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

[Verse 4]

Dm                   C    Bb           A
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
Dm C Bb A
He's got a daytime job, he's doin' alright
F C
He can play the honky tonk like anything
Bb Dm Bb C
Saving it up for Friday night
Bb - C
with the Sultans
Dm
with the Sultans of Swing

[Instrumental]

| Dm  C  Bb  C |
| Dm C Bb C |

[Verse 5]

       Dm                           C        Bb           A
Then a crowd of young boys, they're foolin' 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 about any trumpet playin' band
Bb Dm Bb C
It ain't what they call rock and roll
Bb C
and the Sultans
Dm
Yeah, the Sultans, they play Creole

[Instrumental]

Dm  C  Bb  C
... Creole
Dm C Bb C

[Solo]

| Dm     | C  Bb  | A      | A       |
| Dm | C Bb | A | A |
| F | F | C | C |
| Bb | Bb | Dm | Dm Bb |
| C | C Bb | C | C |

[Instrumental]

| Dm  C  Bb  C |
| Dm C Bb C |

[Verse 6]

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 ring
F C
Goodnight, now it's time to go home
Bb Dm Bb C
Then he makes it fast with one more thing
Bb C
We are the Sultans
Dm
We are the Sultans of Swing

[Instrumental]

| Dm  C  Bb  C |
| Dm C Bb C |

[Outro Solo]

| Dm  C  Bb  C |
[repeat and fade,--- approx x7]

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