Sultans of Swing

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 6 in album Dire Straits
release date: 1978-10
popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
length: 5:48
producer: Muff Winwood
lyricist: Mark Knopfler
composer: Mark Knopfler

Album Information

label: Vertigo
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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You get a shiver in the dark,
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
You feel alright when you hear the music ring
Coming in out of the rain they hear the jazz go down
Uh but the horns they blowin' that sound
Way on downsouth
Check out guitar george, he knows-all the chords
They said 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 can play the honky tonk like anything
With the Sultans
Then a crowd a young boys they're a foolin' around in the corner
They don't give a damn about any trumpet playin' band
Then the Sultans

And says at last just as the time bell rings
And he makes it fast with one more thing
We are the Sultans


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down to the Waterline
  • 2 Water of Love
  • 3 Setting Me Up
  • 4 Six Blade Knife
  • 5 Southbound Again
  • 6 Sultans of Swing
  • 7 In the Gallery
  • 8 Wild West End
  • 9 Lions