difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

A# chordA chordA7 chordC chordDm chordF chord

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- single snare beat -
DmDm chord / CC chord-CC chord / DmDm chord / CC chord-CC chord
Intro lead
 
           DmDm chord
You get a shiver in the dark
         CC chord           BbBb chord       AA chord
it's raining in the park but meantime
DmDm chord                      CC chord           BbBb chord          AA chord
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
FF chord                   CC chord
a band is blowing Dixie double four time
        BbBb chord                                 DmDm chord    BbBb chord-CC chord
you feel alright when you hear that music ring
 
               DmDm chord              CC chord        BbBb chord          AA chord
- Now - you step inside but you don't see too many faces
 DmDm chord                   CC chord                        BbBb chord      AA chord
coming in out of the rain to - you - hear the jazz go down
FF chord                       CC chord
too much competition too many other places
BbBb chord                                    DmDm chord
but not too many horns can make that sound
- But not too many horns are blowing that sound -
BbBb chord-CC chord
        way on downsouth
BbBb chord-CC chord
        way on downsouth
DmDm chord              DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord       DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
London town
 
                DmDm chord          CC chord       BbBb chord          AA chord
you check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
DmDm chord                                                 CC chord   BbBb chord             AA chord
mind he's - his - strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
FF chord                       CC chord
and an old guitar is all he can afford
BbBb chord                                              DmDm chord   BbBb chord-CC chord
when he gets up under the lights to play his thing
DmDm chord                      CC chord     BbBb chord         AA chord
  - and - harry doesnb't mind if he doesn't make the scene
DmDm chord             CC chord        BbBb chord                  AA chord
  he- 's - got a daytime job he's doing al- l -right
FF chord                               CC chord
  he can play honky tone just like anything
- He can play the honky tonk like anything -
BbBb chord                      DmDm chord      BbBb chord-CC chord
  saving it up for friday night
                  BbBb chord-CC chord
with the sultans
                     DmDm chord     DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
with the sultans of swing
                             DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
 
        DmDm chord                          CC chord           BbBb chord            AA chord
and a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
DmDm chord                                    CC chord                BbBb chord           AA chord
drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
FF chord                                       CC chord
they don't give a damn about - 'bout - any trumpet playing band
   BbBb chord                           DmDm chord      BbBb chord-CC chord
it ain't what they call rock and roll
                BbBb chord-CC chord
and the sultans
                        DmDm chord     DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
and the sultans played creole
- Yeah the Sultans they played Creole -
 
                                DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
 
Lead 1: - chords: Follow 1 full Verse -
 
DmDm chord                    CC chord         BbBb chord         AA chord
and then the man he steps right up to the microphone
DmDm chord          CC chord                BbBb chord         AA chord    - A7A7 chord -
and says at last just as the time bell rings
FF chord                           CC chord
thank you goodnight now it's time to go home
        BbBb chord                  DmDm chord          BbBb chord-CC chord
and he makes it fast with one more thing
                  BbBb chord-CC chord
we are the sultans
                      DmDm chord        DmDm chord-CC chord-BbBb chord-CC chord
we are the sultans of swing    

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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Carefully listen to the song and "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you.

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