Dire Straits - Sultan Of Swing Chords & Tabs

 

Sultan Of Swing Chords & Tabs

Dire Straits Chords & Tabs

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Sultan Of Swing Tab

   
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Subject: Sultans Of Swing TAB (Dire Straits) - improved

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My apologies for the repost - but for some reason, the original posting
seemed to get cancelled (not by me). I was lucky enough to find a machine
which still held the article and am reposting now. If this one gets cancelled,
I'll try once more from another machine.








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Hi,

I was rapt that Martijn posted his TAB version as I had sort of dropped
my transcription after working through the first verse and chorus.

Anyway, since mine is slightly different from Nicks, (BTW - I got mine
from the recording on the "money for nothing" album), and since I have
a copy of the lyrics, I thought I'd throw mine in too - It's fun to
experiment with different versions.

I am using the standard TAB notation as proposed by
robc@Newbridge.COM (Rob Craig), however I am adding a "." (full stop)
above notes to indicate a staccatto (accented, very short note). I also
use "ARP" to indicate that you are to play a broken chord, and one or
more caret "^" characters to indicate a tie. Perhaps Rob could add these?


Also most "labelled chords" (eg The initial D minors) are to be strummed
rapidly. Knopfler uses demi-semi-quavers with certain stokes muted.




INTRO
-----

    Dm |  Dm .  .                                            ARP
e|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|-------5--8--5--|
B|--6--|--6--------|-----------|------------|-------6--|------6---------|
G|--7--|--7--5--5--|--5^h7--7^^^^^-------7^--------|--7--7----------|
D|--7--|--7--------|-----------|----5/7-----|-----7----|----------------|
A|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|----------------|
E|--5--|--5--------|-----------|------------|----------|----------------|

                           Dm    C  Bb    A
e|-----------------|
B|--6--------------|
G|-----5^h6^p5-----|
D|--------------7^^^
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|



VERSE
-----
                           Dm    C  Bb    A
e|----|--5--|--3--1--|--5--|----------------------------|
B|----|--6--|--5--3--|--5--|----------------------------|
G|----|--7--|--5--3--|--6--|-------------------------9~~~
D|^^--|--7--|--5--3--|--7--|--9b(11)--9b(11)b(9)--7-----|
A|----|--5--|--3--1--|--7--|----------------------------|
E|----|--5--|--3--1--|--5--|----------------------------|

    C  Bb                                          F     F
e|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--1--|--1--|
B|---|--5--3--|----10------10------10^^^^^------10--|--1--|--1--|
G|~~-|--5--3--|------------------------|------------|--2--|--2--|
D|---|--5--3--/11------11------11------|----11------|--3--|--3--|
A|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--3--|--3--|
E|---|--3--1--|------------------------|------------|--1--|--1--|

    .
e|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|
B|--5--5--6^p5^h6^p5--|--3^^^^^^^^---------------6---|--3--6--l(3)--|
G|--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--3^^^^^^^^---------7--------7\--3^^^--l(3)--|
D|--5--5--7--5--7--5--|--3^^^^^^^^---5^h7-----7------|--3^^^--l(3)--|
A|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|
E|--------------------|-----|--|---------------------|--------------|

                               Dm    C  Bb    A
e|-----------|--------------|--5--|--3--1--|--5--5--------|
B|--3/5--5---|--------------|--6--|--5--3--|--5-----------|
G|--3/5--5---|-----------5--|--7--|--5--3--|--6-----6--6^^^
D|--3/5--5---|-----5^h7-----|--7--|--5--3--|--7-----------|
A|----------6b(7)-----------|--5--|--3--1--|--7-----------|
E|-----------|--------------|--5--|--3--1--|--5-----------|


e|--5^h6-----5-----3-----|--1^^^^^^^^^^^--10^p9-------|----------------|
B|-----------------------|-----|-----|-----------h10--|----------------|
G|^^^^^^--6-----4-----2--|-----|-----|----------------|--9\7--6--------|
D|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------7--5--|
A|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------------|
E|-----------------------|-----|-----|----------------|----------------|

    F     F     .                                             .  .
e|--1--|--1--|--------------------|-----|--|----10---9--|--5--------|
B|--1--|--1--|--5--5--6^p5^h6^p5--|--3^^^^^^^^--10--10--|--6--3--3--|
G|--2--|--2--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--3^^^^^^^^----------|-----3--3--|
D|--3--|--3--|--5--5--7--5--7--5--|--3^^^^^^^^----------|-----3--3--|
A|--3--|--3--|--------------------|-----|--|------------|-----------|
E|--1--|--1--|--------------------|-----|--|------------|-----------|

      .
e|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|
B|--3/5--5^^^^^--3--6--|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--6--5--|--3--6--|--6^p5--5--5/10--|
G|--3/5--5^^^^^--3-----|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--7--5--|--3--7--|--5^^^--5--5/10--|
D|--3/5--5^^^^^--3-----|--3/5--5^^^^^--|--7--5--|--3--7--|--7^p5--5--5/10--|
A|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----|--------|--------|-----------------|

                       .
e|----------|----|-----------|-------|------------|-------------|
B|--10--8^^^^^^--|--6--5--3^^^^^--6--|--6^p5--5---|-------------|
G|--10--9^^^^^^--|--7--5--3^^^^^--7--|--5^^^--5---|-----------5-|
D|--10--10^^^^^--|--7--5--3^^^^^--7--|--7^p5--5---|-----5^h7----|
A|----------|----|-----------|-------|-----------6b(7)----------|
E|----------|----|-----------|-------|------------|-------------|



---------------------------------------------------------------------------
This joins to Martijn's version here: (NB Martijn includes FILLS ONLY)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------


Transcribed by: Martijn van Welie (mwelie@cs.vu.nl)


                 B          B         R       B  R B  R B
E-9-8-9----10-|--------5---------9-------7------------------
B-8-8-8-10----|------5---5-8(10)---(10)8---8-8(10)8(10)8(10)
G----------10-|-7(9)----------------------------------------
D-------------|---------------------------------------------
A-------------|---------------------------------------------
E-------------|---------------------------------------------

    S     S           S                    S                  H
E-------------------|-----10-8----|------------|-------------------
B------8-8\6--6-6-6-|----------10-|-6-6-6-6/8--|-------------------
G--7/9-9-9\7--7-7-7-|-/10------10-|-7-7-7-7/9--|-----5---5---5^7---
D----------8--8-8-8-|-------------|-8-8-8-8/10-|-5-7---7---7-------
A-------------------|-------------|------------|-------------------
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-------------------

    B R B R B R     S
E-3---------------|-/9-9----------------|-----------------|----------------
B-4(5)4(5)4(5)4-3-|-------10---------10-|-5-5--6-5-6-5--3-|---------6-5----
G-----------------|----------9----------|-5-5--7-5-7-5--3-|-----7-5-----8-7
D-----------------|------------12-11----|-----------------|-5/7------------
A-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------
E-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|----------------

         S                  P     S                P   S
E---------------|---------------------------------------------------------
B-6-6-6-6/8-----|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8--6-5-3--6-6^5---------------------
G-7-7-7-7/9--2x-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9--7-5-3--7-7^5----------5----------
D-8-8-8-8/10----|-------------------------------------3/5-7-8-------------
A---------------|---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------|---------------------------------------------------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dire_straits/sultan_of_swing_tab.html ]
     B          R                P                    R  B
E---------12--------------13-|-12^9-------------------------------
B--12(14)----(14)12----------|------10----------10----------------
G-------------------11/14----|---------9-----------(14)12(14)-----
D----------------------------|------------12-11-------------------
A----------------------------|------------------------------------
E----------------------------|------------------------------------

    S     S            S         S          S 2x           P     S
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------
B------8-8\6--6-6-6-|---------6---|--6-6-6-6/8-|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8-
G--7/9-9-9\7--7-7-7-|-----7-5---7\|--7-7-7-7/9-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9-
D----------8--8-8-8-|-5/7---------|--8-8-8-8/10|-----------------------
A-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------
E-------------------|-------------|------------|-----------------------

            P     S
E-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------
B-6-5-3--6-6^5-5----------|--------------------|-------------------------
G-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--------5-|--First-Guitar-Solo-|-repeat-last-lick--------
D----------------3/5-7-8--|--------------------|-------------------------
A-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------
E-------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------

         S       S          S        S       S     Arp    S
E-------7/9-9-(9)/12-12-12\10-|-9-|------------------6-|----------------
B-----------------------------|-5-|-----8-(8)\6-----6--|-------6---6----
G--6--7-7/9---(9)/12----12\10-|-0-|-7/9---(9)\7----7---|-----7---7---7--
D---7-------------------------|---|-------------8------|-5/7------------
A-----------------------------|---|--------------------|----------------
E-----------------------------|---|--------------------|----------------

         S 2x           P     S                P     S
E-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------
B-6-6-6-6/8-|-6-5-3--6-6^5-5--/10-8--6-5-3--6-6^5-5-----------|------------
G-7-7-7-7/9-|-7-5-3--7-7^5-5--/10-9--7-5-3--7-7^5-5---------5-|Second-Solo-
D-8-8-8-8/10|---------------------------------------3/5-7-8---|------------
A-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------
E-----------|-------------------------------------------------|------------

First Guitar Solo:
     B        B      B      B       H  P     H  P
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------10--------
G--12(14)---12(14)-12(14)-12(14)--10^12^10--9^10^9--------9-----------
D------------------------------------------------------11-------------
A---------------------------------------------------12----------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
     B  R                          H  P
E--12(13)12--10-------------------------------------------------------
B---------------10--------10-13--11^13^11--10---11--9-10--------------
G------------------10-------------------------------------------------
D---------------------12----------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
     B       B          R       S
E----------------13-------------/13-12--------------------------------
B--------13--------13------------------13----10----13-13--------------
G--12(14)--12(14)----(14)12-10------------12----12--------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
     B        R        B      B          H
E--------------------------------------13^10----10--------10----------
B--13(15)--(15)13-11-13(15)-13(15)--10-------10----13(15)----10-------
G---------------------------------------------------------------12-10\
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
                       S        H  S
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------6---------------------------------------6--------------------
G------7---7-------9-10/12-10--9^10/12---------7---7---0-5--7-5-------
D----8-----------10--------------------------8------------------------
A--8-----------10--------------------------8--------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
    B       R
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------8-------------------------------------------------------------
G--7(9)---(9)7-5-7-7--------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

Second Guitar Solo:
    B                       B  R     H  P    H P    H P   H P   H P
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-12(14)-12--10-12-10-----12(14)12--9^12^9--7^9^7--5^7^5----------------
D---------------------12---------------------------------5^7^5----------
A--------------------------------------------------------------5^7^5----
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    P P H P          H  P       H  P      H  P      H  P      H  P
E---------------------------8---------8---------8---------8-------------
B-10^8^6^8^6---8----8^10^8-----8^10^8----8^10^8----8^10^8----8^10^8-----
G------------7----9--------9----------9---------9---------9---------9---
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

     H  P        B            P     P     P         H
E-8----------------------10---------------------------------------------
B---8^10^8------------10----13^10--------------------------10-----------
G----------9---12(14)-------------12^10-12^10-----------10----12--------
D---------------------------------------------12--10^12-----------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                   B          R           P            P
E-----------------------12--------10-|--13^10----10--13^10----10--------
B-----10-----11--11(13)----(13)11----|--------10-----------10-----------
G---X------X-------------------------|----------------------------------
D-X------X---------------------------|----------------------------------
A------------------------------------|----------------------------------
E------------------------------------|----------------------------------

     P            P            P            P            P
E--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10--13^10----10------
B--------10-----------10-----------11-----------11-----------11---------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

     P            P            P            P            P
E--13^10----10--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12------
B--------11-----------13-----------13-----------13-----------13---------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Fade out.
     P            P            P            P            B       B  R
E--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12--15^12----12|-15(17)--15(17)15-
B--------13-----------13-----------13-----------13---|------------------
G---------------------------------------------------.|------------------
D---------------------------------------------------.|------------------
A----------------------------------------------------|------------------
E----------------------------------------------------|------------------

                 B  R      H  P     H  P      H  P
E--13------13--15(17)15--13^15^13---------------------------------------
B-----14--------------------------13^15^13--10^13^10--------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------


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  ,----_       ,_ |\            |\           | Peter Hawkins,
 / //   \     / / |/ __        _|/       .   | Lecturer, Computer Centre
/ // -__/      / /| /  |  | | | |    _______ | Monash University, Australia
\//     .     /_/ |/\_/ \/\/\/   \__/      / | peter@ccs1.cc.monash.edu.au


-- 
  ,----_       ,_ |\            |\           | Peter Hawkins,
 / //   \     / / |/ __        _|/       .   | Lecturer, Computer Centre
/ // -__/      / /| /  |  | | | |    _______ | Monash University, Australia
\//     .     /_/ |/\_/ \/\/\/   \__/      / | peter@ccs1.cc.monash.edu.au


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