Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Lyrics

Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing lyrics is the 6th song on the album "Alchemy - Dire Straits Live - 1 & 2" by Dire Straits. The "Sultans Of Swing" lyrics by Dire Straits are displayed below.
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Sultans Of Swing by 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 blowin' Dixie double-four time.

You feel alright when you hear that music play.


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...

But the horns they blowin' that sound.

Way on down south

Way on down south London-town

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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 any 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

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.

The don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band.

It ain't what they call rock and roll.

And the Sultans

Yes 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're the Sultans

"We are the Sultans of Swing."

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