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   Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Tab    

Song: Sultans of Swing
Band: Dire Straits

KEY:/=slide
h=hammer on
p=pull off
~=let ring

tabbed by: JaCIS
standard tuning
This is a great song. I have only tabbed out the part Mark Knophler plays so the
lead part. I have got the lyrics there to help you along the way:)

Intro
|--------------|-----------------------5--8---5------------------------|
|--------------|---------------------6-----------6--5h6p5--------------|
|-5--5----5-7~-|------7~----10-7~--7----------------------7~---5-7-----|
|-5--5--0-5-7~-|--5/7-----7----------------------------------------7---|
|--------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
|----------|--------------------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4b~---4/7|------------------------5------------3----------2-|
|----------|--------------------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------------------------------------|
A band is blowing dixie
|------5-----5---6--5-----5-5-5~--------------------|
|-------------------------6-6-6~--6---6-------------|
|-2/6-----6-(6)-----------5-5-5~----5---------------|
|-------------------------7-7-7~--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-5-x-x-5----6-5-6-5---3~-|--------------------3--6----3/5-----|
|-5-x-x-5----5-5-5-5---3~-|------7---10-7-(7)/-3--3--3-3/5-----|
|---x-x-5----7-5-7-5---3~-|--5/7---7-----------3-----3-3/5-----|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
well now you step insidre...
|-------------------------------------5-------5--6-(6)-5/----3-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------5~----------------------------6--6-(6)-6--6--6/-4-----2----|
|-----5h7------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5/7----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
coming in out of the rain.....go down
|-1--------------------------------------10p9---------------------5-5-5--|
|---------------------------------------------10------------------6-6-6--|
|(2)---------------------------------------------9/7/6------------5-5-5--|
|------------------------------------------------------7-5-4------7-7-7--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------7/5--------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
competition in other places
|-5-5-5-5---------------------------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6----------------------------5--5---6--6--5---3~----|
|-5-5-5-5----------------------------5--5---5--5--5---3~----|
|-7-7-7-7----------------------------5--5---7--7--5---3~----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
way down south way down south
|-10-8------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10~---3--(6)------3/5---------------3--6-----3/5--------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0|
|-10-9-10~---3--(3)--(3)-3/5---------------3--3--3--3/5--------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0|
|------------3-------(3)-3/5---------------3-----3--3/5--------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
london town
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------6-5---3-----6--6p5--5-----10-8-8-8-8~-------|
|-----------7-5---3-----5--5----5---5/10-------9~-------|
|-----------7-5---3-----7--7p5--5-----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
you check out guitar george he knows all the
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-5--3-------6--6p5--5--5-5----------------------------|
|-7-5--3-------5--5----5--5-5---------5~-----------------|
|-7-5--3-------7--7p5--5--5-5-----5h7--------------------|
|------------------------------/7------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
chrords mind,hes strictlty rhythm, he doesnt want to make it
|------------9----8----9--------10--------10----------|
|-------5/8--8----7----9---10---10--------10----------|
|-------6/9----------------10---10--------10----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
cry or sing yes and an old guitar is all he can afford
|------5------9----7---------------8----------------|
|----5---5-8b---8b-------8b---8b------8bp6h8--------|
|-7b------------------0------------------------5----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
when he gets up..his thing
|-------------------------------------------------10--8-------------------|
|-----8--8/6--6-6-6~-------------------------------------10~--3--6---3----|
|-7/9----9/7--7-7-7~--------------------------/10-----9--10~--3--3---3----|
|-------------8-8-8~------------------------------------------3-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
and harry doesnt mind....scene hes got..
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3/5-------------------------------------------------------8b-----------(8)--|
|-3/5------------5---5----5/7~------------------------------7b--(7)-(7)--(7)--|
|-3/5--------5h7---7---7------------------------------------------------------|
|--------5/7------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
right He can play the honky tonk like anything
|----------9-------------------5~---8b-----|
|----12b-----10----------------0~---8b-----|
|---------------9-9~---7--6----------------|
|----------------------------7-------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
saving it up...night
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---5-x-5-6--6-5-x-3~---------------------------------------3--6-----3/5--|
|-5---5-x-5-5--5-5-x-3~------------------------7---10-9p8-7~--3--3--3--3/5--|
|-5---5-x-5-7--7-5-x-3~--------------------5/7---7------------3-----3--3/5--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
with the sultans with the sultans of swing
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------3--6-----3/5-5-5-5--------5-5-5-5-5-5---------6--5--3-----6------|
|---------------3--3--3--3/5-5-5-5--------5-5-5-5-5-5---------7--5--3-----5------|
|---------------3-----3--3/5-5-5-5--------5-5-5-5-5-5---------7--5--3-----7------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
and a crowd of young...
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6p5--5---5/10-----8~---6-5---3~---6---6-5---5-------------------|
|-5----5---5/10---0-9~---7-5---3~---5---5-5---5-----------5~------|
|-7p5--5-----------------7-5---3~---7---7-5---5-------5h7---------|
|--------------------------------------------------/7-------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
boys they`re fooling around in the corner drunk and
|-----------------------------------------------12--------------------13--|
|----6--------------5----------------------12b-----12b--12p10-------------|
|----7--------------5------------------------------------------12/14--14--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
...their platform They dont give a damn about any trumpet
|----------------12p9----------------------------------------|
|---------------------10-----------10--13b~------------------|
|------------------------9~------------12b~------------------|
|----------------------------12-11---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
...band It aint what they call rock and roll
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------8--8/6-6-6--6~--------------------------------------------------------3--6-|
|--7/9----9/7-7-7--7~-----------------------------------x-----7---10-7-(7)/3-3--3-|
|---------------------------------------------------------5/7---7------------3----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Yeah the sultans are playing creole creole baby
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----3/5-----------------------------------6--5--3~---6--6p5--x-5---5/10-8-x--8--|
|-3--3/5-----------------------------------7--5--3~---5--5----x-5---5/10---x--9--|
|-3--3/5-----------------------------------7--5--3~---7--7p5--x-5----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|-6-5---3~---6--6p5--x-5-----------5~------|
|-7-5---3~---5--5----x-5-------5h7---------|
|-7-5---3~---7--7p5--x-5----/7-------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
SOLO
|-------------------------------------------------------9-12b--10------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------10-----------10-------10--13~-|
|-12b~--12b-12b-12b---10h12p10~--9h10p9------------9-----------------10------------|
|-----------------------------------------------11----------------------12---------|
|--------------------------------------------12------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------12---------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------13-------------------|
|-11h13p11~--10~---11-x-x-9h10--10---x------13--------13----------------|
|----------------0----------------------12b----12b-------(12)-10~-10~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-/13-12---------------------------------------------------------13p10----10-----|
|--------13----------13-13-13~--13b--13b--11-13--13b-13b-----10--------10----13b-|
|-----------12-14p12-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-------------3-6-3------5-6/8-6--5h6/8------3-6-3--3/5--------------8--------|
|--------12-10/---3----------5-------------------3--------3/5----5--7-5-7b---7-5-7-7|
|---------------3----------5-------------------3---------------5--------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------6-5--3~--6--6p5--5--5/10-(8)-x-8/---6-5--3~---6--6p5--x-5--------------|
|-7/2--7-5--3~--5--5----5--5/10-----x-9/---7-5--3~---5--5----x-5-----------5~-|
|------7-5--3~--7--7p5--5------------------7-5--3~---7--7p5--x-5-------5h7----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------/7--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
|-------------------------------------------------------5---7--7/9-9----9/12-12/10-|
|-------------------5~-----5----3--3------2--2-------------------------------------|
|---------5-7-------5~-----5----3--3------2--2------2/6---6----7/9----9-9/12-12/10-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
and he says at last just...rings goodnight now its time to go home
|-10~----------------------12~-------9-9-9~----------------------------|
|-x----------------------------------9-9-9~----------------------------|
|-10~----------------------12~-------9-9-9~----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
then he makes it fast with one more thing
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----8---8---8--------11---------------(11)----------------------------------------|
|-7/9---9---9------10-------------------(10)-----------------------7---10---10-7---7|
|--------------------------------------------------------------5/7---7----7------7--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
we are the sultans we are the sultan of swing
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3--3--3--3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-3--6--------3/5-----------------------------|
|-x-3--3--3--3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-3--3--3-----3/5-----------------------------|
|-x-3--3--3--3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-3-----3-----3/5-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-5--3~--6---6p5-x--5---5/10--8-x-8------6-5--3~--6--6p5--x-5--------------------|
|-7-5--3~--5---5---x--5---5/10----x-9------7-5--3~--5--5----x-5----------5----x-x--|
|-7-5--3~--7---7p5-x--5--------------------7-5--3~--7--7p5--x-5------5h7-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------/7---------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
solo 2
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12b~---12--10--12--10------12--12b--12-9h10p9-7h9p7-5h7p5-----5--------------|
|-----------------------12----------------------------------5h7p5--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------5h7p5-(3)(3)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------8--------8--------8--------8--------8---------|
|-8-8-10p8----8--------------8h10p8---8h10p8---8h10p8---8h10p8---8h10p8---8h10p8----|
|----------10---10-7~-7/-9/---------9--------9--------9--------9--------9--------9--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|x-------------10----------------------------------------------------------x----|
|--x-x------10----13p10------------------------10------------10-------11-x------|
|-------12b-------------12--12p10-----------10-----12~---9-9----0---x-----------|
|---------------------------------12--10h12-----------------------x-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----12-----10-10|
|-11b----11b------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
==================================================================================
|-13p10---10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10--10-13p10---10-13---12-|
|------10---------10--------10--------10--------11--------11--------11------13----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15p12---12-15p12--12-15p12--12-15--10-|
|------13--------13--------13--------13--------13---------13--------13-----10---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|==
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|x2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|==
==================================================================================
just this part play twice then go into this to finish the solo

|-15p12---12-15p12---12-15p12---12-15p12----15b--15b--13-15--13-----13----15--15b~-|
|------13---------13---------13---------12----------------------15-----13----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-12h15p12--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------13h15p13------------------------------6-5--3~--6---6p5-x-5--5/10-8-x--8--|
|-------------------14h17p14---------------------7-5--3~--5---5---x-5--5/10---x--9--|
|----------------------------14h17p14------------7-5--3~--7---7p5-x-5---------------|
|-------------------------------------15/-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------5-----------|
|-6-5--3~---6---6p5-x-5------------------6-----------|
|-7-5--3~---5---5---x-5----------5~------7-----------|
|-7-5--3~---7---7p5-x-5------5h7---------7-----------|
|-------------------------/7-------------5-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

And thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!
its a long song and pretty difficult but its a good song

i hope you enjoy this! now this tab is correct
any corrections please tell me and please rate this tab

enjoy
jacIS