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[Intro]
   Dm
e|-------------------------------------5-8-5----------------|
B|-------3--3-3------------------6----6-----6-5h6p5---------|
G|---2-2-2--2-2--5-5-5-7-----7----7--7-------------7--5-7---|
D|-0-0-0-0--0-0--5-5-5-7--5h7---7------------------------7--|
A|-0--------------x-5---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse 1]
         Dm                    C              Bb           A          A7
You get a shiver in the dark, It's raining in the park, but meantime
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|---4b6--r4b6r4------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
 
Dm                            C          Bb        A
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
e|----------------------5-|
B|-----10---10-11-10----6-|
G|-------------------9--5-|
D|-2/11--11-11----------7-|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
 
F                               C
A band is blowing Dixie double four time
e|------------------------|
B|--5---5-6-5-6-5--3------|
G|--5---5-5-5-5-5--3------|
D|---x-x--7--------3------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
 
Bb                                          Dm            Bb  C
You feel all right when you hear that music ring
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------6-----x-3-6--x-3/5----------|
G|----7---7\2--x-3-3--x-3/5--------5-|
D|-5h7-7-------x-3----x-3/5-----5h7--|
A|---------------------------5s7-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
[Verse 2]
              Dm                  C         Bb           A
Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-10--10---10-11-10-10-8--8--6------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---11--11-11-11-11-------9--7------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Dm                      C                Bb        A
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
e|-10p9------------------------------|
B|-----10----------------------------|
G|-------9p7p6-----------------------|
D|------------7-5--------------------|
A|---------------7-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
F                           C
Competition in other places
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-5-5--6-6-5-3----------------------|
G|-5-5--5-5-5-3----------------------|
D|-5-5--7-7-5-3----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Bb                                  Dm            Bb  C
But the horns, they're blowing that sound
e|----10-8---------------------------|
B|----10---10-x--3-6-x-x--3/5-5-5----|
G|----10-9-10-x--3-3-x-x--3/5-5-5----|
D|-x-x-----------3-3-x-x--3/5-5-5----|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
                Bb   C
Way on down south
e|-----------------------------------|
B|----x-3-6--3/5---------------------|
G|--5-x-3-3--3/5---------------------|
D|-5--x-3----3/5---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
                  Dm         C  Bb
way on down south London town
 
            C                    Dm    C Bb    C
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse 3]
              Dm           C   Bb      A             A7
You check out Guitar George,  he knows all the chords
e|------9-8-9------10-10-------------|
B|------8-7-8------10-10-------------|
G|------9-8-9--10--10-10-------------|
D|-1/7-------------------------------|
A|-1/7-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Dm                        C                    Bb      A
Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
e|-----5------9---------9-7-----------------8-------------|
B|----5-5-8b10--pbr8(10)-----8b10r8b10r8b10--pbr8(10)p6---|
G|-7b9----------------------0-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
 
F                          C                   Bb
Yes, and an old guitar is all he can afford
e|-----------------------------------|
B|----8-8\6-6-6-6--------------------|
G|-7/9--9\7-7-7-7--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
                                             Dm         Bb C
When he gets under the lights to play his thing
e|-----10-8---------------------------------------|
B|----------10-10-x-3-x-6--3-3/5-5----------------|
G|-9/10---9-10-10-x-3-x-3--3-3/5-5-------5-5-5/7--|
D|------------------3-x----3-3/5-5----5h7-7-7-----|
A|---------------------------------5/7------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse 4]
Dm            C       Bb           A              A7
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
e|-----------------------------------|
B|---8-----------8-------------------|
G|-7b9r7b9r7b9r7b9-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Dm                C      Bb         A       A7
He's got a daytime job he's doing alright
e|------9---------------5---8--------|
B|-12b14--10--------------0-8b10-----|
G|----------9h10p9--7-6-4-0----------|
D|---------------------7-------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
F                                  C
  He can play the honky tonk like anything
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--5--5-x-6-6-5-x-3-----------------|
G|--5--5-x-5-5-5-x-3-----------------|
D|--5--5-x-7-7-5-x-3-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Bb                               Dm        Bb
   Saving it up for Friday night
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------6-5p4---3-6-3-3/5-5----------|
G|----7------7--3-3-3-3/5-5----------|
D|-5/7-7--------3-3-3-3/5-5----------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
C                  Bb      C
  With the Sultans,
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--x-3-6--3-3/5-5-------------------|
G|--x-3-3--3-3/5-5-------------------|
D|--x-3----3-3/5-5-------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
                         Dm
with the Sultans of Swing
 
    Dm C Bb    C                    Dm    C Bb    C
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8--8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10--0-9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse 5]
       Dm                         C            Bb         A     A7
And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
e|-------12-------------------13------|
B|-12b14----pbr12(14)p10--------------|
G|----------------------12/14-14------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
 
Dm                            C            Bb               A         A7
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies, and their platform soles
e|-12p9---------5---------------------|
B|-----10-----------------------------|
G|-------9--7-6-0-x---pbr12(14)-12b14-|
D|----------------x-------------------|
A|--------------------------15-----15-|
E|------------------------------------|
 
F                                  C
  They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
e|------------------------------------|
B|----8-8\6-6-6-6---------------------|
G|-7/9--9\7-7-7-7---------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
 
Bb                                    Dm        Bb
   It ain't what they call rock and roll
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------------3-6-x-3s5-------------|
G|-----7-10-7------3-3-x-3s5---------|
D|x-5/7-7--7---3---x-3s5-------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
C                  Bb
And the Sultans,
e|------------------------------------|
B|--3-6-3--3/5-5----------------------|
G|--3-3-3--3/5-5----------------------|
D|--3-3-3--3/5-5----------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
 
C                                    Dm
yeah the Sultans, they played Creole.  Creole.
 
    Dm C Bb    C        Creole      Dm    C Bb    C              ah ah
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Instrumental]
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8b10--8b9/10-8b9/10--pbr8(10)--6h8p6--5h6p5---------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------11------|
A|---------------------------------------------------x--------|
E|--------------------------------------------------x---------|
 
e|------9-12b13b14r12--10-----------------------------------------|
B|---10------------------10-------10-13-11h13p11--9-10---11-x-x---|
G|--9-----------------------10--------------------------x---------|
D|----------------------------12----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|------------------------------13----------------12h13-12-------------|
B|-9-10-10--10----------13--------13----------------------13-----------|
G|----0--0---0-----12b14--12bh14----(14)r12-10-10-----------12-14p12---|
D|------------x-x------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------------------13p10--10------------------|
B|-13-13--13b15-(15)r13--13b15-13b15r13--10---10---13b15-10---------|
G|---------------------15----------------------------------12-10\3--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-6-3---5-6s8-6-5h6s8s3---3-6-3-3s5-------------8---------------|
G|--3-------5-----------------3------3s5--5--7-5-7bh9-(9)r7-5-7-7\2--|
D|-3-------5-----------------3-------3s5-5---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse 6]
Dm                        C        Bb            A
And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
e|----------------------------------------|
B|-------10----12/14-14---14/17--15---15--|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|--5/11-11-11-12/14----14--/17----15-15--|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 
Dm              C                Bb     A
And says at last just as the time bell rings
e|----9--9---------------------------|
B|----8--8---------------------------|
G|----9--9---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
F                     C
goodnight now it's time to go home'
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----8--8-8-----11-----------------|
G|--7/9-9-9----10-10-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
Bb                                          Dm
Then he makes it fast with one more thing
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------6-6--------3-6-x--3/5-5------|
G|----7--7-7--7-x--3-3-x--3/5-5------|
D|-5/7-7-----7--x--3---x--3/5-5------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
C                    Bb
'We are the Sultans,
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--3-6-x--3/5-5---------------------|
G|--3-3-x--3/5-5---------------------|
D|--3---x--3/5-5---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
C                         Dm
we are the sultans of Swing
 
            C                    Dm    C Bb    C
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Solo]
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8b10--8-6-8-6---pbr8(10)-8-5h8p5-3h5p3-------------------|
G|--------------7------------------------5h7p5-5---5--------|
D|---------------------------------------------5h7p5--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------5h7p5--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------8-------8-------8-------8---------|
B|--x-10p8--8------------8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8--8h10p8----|
G|-x------10-10-7--7--7h9------9-------9-------9-------9-------9---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--8--------------------10-------------------------------------------|
B|--8h10-8-------------10--13p10--10---------------10-------10-----11-|
G|---------x-x-x--12b14---------12--12p10--------10--12----x----0-x---|
D|-------0-x-x-x-------------------------12-10h12---------x------x----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----------12-------10-x-x--13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-|
B|-x-x-11bh13--(13)r11-------------10--------10--------10--------10---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13--x--15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-|
B|------11--------11--------11------x--------13--------13--------13---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-15p12---15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15---10-13p10--10-13p10--10--|
B|------13------13--------13--------13------10--------10--------10----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13--x-15p12--12--|
B|------10--------10--------11--------11--------11------x-------13----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12---15b17-|
B|------13--------13--------13--------13--------13--------13--------12-------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--15b17r15-13---13--15bh17r15b17r15-12h15p12----------------------------|
B|-------------15---13------------------------13h15p13-10h13p10-----------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------9h12p9-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------15\7-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-5-3---6--6p5-x-5-------10-8-8-8--6-5-3--6--6p5-x-5------------|
G|---5-5-3---5-5----x-5--5/10-10-----9--5-5-3--5-5----x-5----------5-|
D|---7-5-3---7--7p5-x-5-----------------7-5-3--7--7p5-x-5-------5h7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------x-5/7-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
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| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| x   Dead note
| b   Bend
| r   Release
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend
 
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