Dire Straits
Lyrics
Sultans Of Swing

You get a shiver in the dark
Its been 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 all right when you hear that music ring

You step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Too much competition too many other places
But not too many horns can make that sound
Way on down south way on down south London town

You check out guitar George he knows all the chords
Mind hes strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or
sing
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
Hes got a daytime job hes doing alright
He can play honky tonk 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 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 its time to go home
And he makes it fast with one more thing
we are the sultans of swing