Sultans Of Swing

Dire Straits13 พ.ย. 2003


You get a shiver in the dark

It's 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 downsouth way on downsouth London town


You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords


Mind he's 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


He's got a daytime job he's 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 it's time to go home'


and he makes it fast with one more thing


'We are the Sultans of Swing'