Sultans of Swing

Dire Straits

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits -

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

Now, you step inside but you don’t see too many faces
coming in out of the rain you hear the jazz go down
too much competition too many other places
but the horns, they blowin’ that sound
way on downsouth
way on downsouth London town

you check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
mind he’s strictly rhythm he doesn’t want to 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 doing alright
He can play honky tone just 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
and the sultans played creole

And 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 swingsultansofswingcfa1718s