Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Lyrics

You get a shiver in the dark
It's 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 alright when you hear that music ring

Well, now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Oh, but the horns, they're blowing that sound
Way on down south, way on down south London town

You check out guitar, George
He knows all the chords
Mind it's strictly rhythm
He doesn't wanna make it cry or sing
Left-handed 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 the honky tonk 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 'n' Roll"
And the Sultans, yeah, the Sultans, they play Creole, Creole

And then the man, he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
"Goodnight, now it's time to go home."
Then he makes it fast with one more thing,
"We are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing."

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Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing Comments

    one of the best solo guitar with the comfortably numb ♥

  2. daniel Nelson

    The lead guitar is just so good, but why is no one talking about how good the bass line is

  3. Pinguim Sam

    Quem não gosta não sabe o que é música.

  4. Kristian Rodriguez

    We on down south .....London Town!

  5. Kristian Rodriguez

    Best songs created by them


    Who is here because of Jojo?

  7. Sidney D. Brown

    Good riding music 🎶

  8. Chris Allie

    Down south London town

  9. Kgosi Nare

    That solo tho

  10. Kgosi Nare

    When ur black and u love this ish but ur mandem cant understand how deep it runs

  11. Lindsay Shaw

    I thank my dad for my love of music like this

  12. Matheus Lucas

    Nasci na época errada, só pode..isso que é msc

  13. Oscar Ayala

    Quién diciembre 19 ???

  14. Oscar Ayala

    Excelente rola

  15. James Harman

    Back when the drugs were clean and the sex was dirty

  16. Twilight Sparkle

    these lyrics somehow made me want to listen to dethklok at the end.

  17. Marc Schroter

    If you listen closely , very closely, at 0:00 you can actually hear the song begin.

    you're all welcome, thanks

  18. James MacNCheese

    This is the epitome of "Dad music"

    oso snake

    *good music*

  19. Beta Omega

    And thus, my aural love affair with Mark Knopfler begins, so many of my friends disliked it, guessing I was the cool one after all!

  20. Алексей Лавриненко

    Такая муз мнне нраеится всю жизнь .

  21. Artur Garcia

    Coloca na velocidade 2x kkk muito bom

  22. Helivelton Silva

    Nasci na época errado. Amo essa música

  23. James Joesph Miller

    Brilliant sounds thanks for tha music 👍

  24. Joji Lucas

    Os sultões do suíngue

  25. Joseph Potts

    Rest in peace Dire. At your died in a cool way.

  26. Bob Dobalina

    He really takes off at 4:57 and by 5:17 im in tears. What happened to music?? ( by the way, I hate it when radio stations cut off this beautiful solo at the end as they sometimes do)

  27. Esther Mirelli

    Estou completamente apaixonado, por ti...

  28. MCdragonslayer

    so sick

  29. Náriaseokjina Seokjina

    Eu tenho 18 anos e amooooo esses tipos de miau🖤

  30. Linda Kettunen

    Reminds me of my cousins salon back in the mid 90's

  31. Bruna de Albuquerque Leite

    Perfeita essa música!

  32. Ailtonfilho 10

    Dezembro 2019 ❤️💪😎

  33. how to make

    I know you are here only for the guitar at 5:17

  34. Marta Lira

    Clássico relíquia viver é recorda

  35. Danny Garcia

    Not short of fantastic.

  36. Danny Garcia

    Mark knopher is one of the most incredible guitarist alive.

  37. Daniele Carugo

    Thanks, dad.

  38. Troy Mathers

    reminds me of the good days before the world ended

    Bob Dobalina

    Wow, yes. I think the world actually ended in 2001, and we are just experiencing a nightmare now.

    Really Wigga

    shut the fuck up boomer

  39. Trey_ Beantown

    amazing tune and album

  40. Wally G.

    Timeless and eternal

  41. Miguel Augusto Rodrigues

    🇧🇷🎶😎🎧 ontem hoje amanhã e sempre 🎶 dezembro de 2019!!!!!!

    Mateus Paixão

    Tmj rock e Vida

  42. Arthur Soares

    kkkk eae filhão só no compiuter? então escuta essa aqui q é da época do pai 😎

  43. Paulo 00840

    Dezembro 2019 curtindo essa obra prima do Rock!!!!!!!

    Náriaseokjina Seokjina

    É noiss

    Vlog da Jô

    Eu tb ouço desde criança essa música meu pai tinha o disco

    Vlog da Jô


    Animes Brasil

    E eu aqui com 16 anos curtindo essa obra de arte


    Agora si emtendo

  44. TheArtfuldodja

    Bon Oeuf

  45. Tomasz Danilewicz


  46. k hartmann

    By far one of my favs💕💕💕

  47. CoronehHP Oliveira

    Saia dessa paranoia de dizer que tenho outra

  48. Marcos Sampaio

    To aqui por causa do Pânico na rádio kkk

  49. Miriana abbate

    5:18 😍😍

  50. Wachuwa D'IO

    Come prima, più di prima! Primo Verso

  51. Rolan Shun

    I want to see musicians today try this on a guitar lol

    nonchalant debutant

    @smoke buddha47 i think mainstream music today as a whole doesn't have any soul in it, but there is still good stuff that isn't too known but it will have its spot soon

    Sara Moutiq

    @smoke buddha47 ok boomer

    smoke buddha47

    @Sara Moutiq lmao I'm 22 and boomers don't even know how to work the internet 😂 good try millennial😉

    Kgosi Nare

    They can copy but they cant replicate in this time

  52. J F

    Pour mon cousin Pascal que j 'aimerai toujours !!! Tu me manques !

  53. little Nicola

    Remind me being a holiday in Tenerife x

  54. Vasco Rfael

    one of the best songs ever. now we have ariana grande and bieber. Different times, different mentalities. -.-

  55. Rustum Noor

    Cardi B makes better music

  56. Marko Luco

    See y'all in two months or so

  57. Marko Luco

    Mmm...tru brother

    Marko Luco

    Just turn it up need to compensate the volume by the distance

  58. Masked

    Os malokaaaa

  59. Jose Ramirez

    One of the best song i have heard plus the instruments awesome... Awesome... God bless

  60. Hondeer

    Every dive bar and tavern that still has cedar paneling on the walls with clear tape on the vinyl seats that sells a bangin $5 Tuesday Burger Basket and warm beer.

  61. l .a


  62. Ogre rated

    Long live boomer music.

  63. Carlos Yate

    Me dicen el duende alegre

  64. Robert Alves

    Magnificent! If you don't love this you don't know great music. Thank you for so many years of enjoyment. DIRE STRAIGHTS YOU ROCK

  65. JohnBoy

    I'm 28 and this is one of the best songs I've ever listened too.. Not sure why people insist on putting their age in the comments.

  66. Marc The Spark

    15 year old listener here

  67. Joey Strickland

    I want a charging cord hooked up to an iPod and buried with me when I die so I can listen to music like this and rest peacefully 😌💯

    Eddie Zabriskie

    Uh, funny

  68. Buck Gonsalvez

    OMG my childhood memories brought me here listening to this gem on the radio back in the 70s . GREAT TIMES !

  69. steffen

    ist und bleibt einfach richtig gut !!

    Stryker Variety Channel

    Du kommst aus Deutschland?

  70. Fire And Blood

    KKona now thats some damn fine music if i ever heard one

  71. Dangerous Dennis

    Ok guys, skin up....

  72. Balazs Barat

    just a masterpiece, nothing more

  73. Alejandro Celani

    Eternity ELO...thank you!!!!

  74. Pabllo BJJ

    Caracas vei sempre curtir essa musica na adolescencia e somente hoje com 41 anos descobri que ela foi gravada no mes e ano que eu nasci fevereiro de 1978 , ta explicado porque eu gosto hehehe

  75. DigitalMadrigal

    Am I the only person in the world that thinks this is better than Stairway? I'm always happy when this song comes on the radio every time. Stairway less so.

  76. Socko Sock 35

    21k people have bad taste in music,this is 🔥🔥🔥

  77. Sam SImpson

    I’m here because I inherited my parents’ gen X music taste.


    Me too lol

    Kgosi Nare

    We are the sultans

    Senator Ben Carson

    That’s dumb

    Will Ritter

    Evxaristw para poli Sotiris! Thanks man!

  78. Robert Blanchard

    My friends insist on playing this every time they visit and we smoke he sticky icky. I'm gonna surprise them with a turntable and a vinyl copy of this album come next time. So stoked.

    smoke buddha47


  79. Tamara Markovic

    I am 32 years old and a I am listening in 2019

    Tamara Markovic

    @No Dreams bas tako,ne razumem zasto,ja zaista volim ovu muziku,pored oca sam je slusala i odrasla,ja volim svoj narod ali sam razocarana.Ali ne obazirem se,pozdrav👍

    Tamara Markovic

    @Jordan Link 👍😊


    @Tamara Markovic nema potrebe, uzivaj 😎

    Tamara Markovic

    @Mina hvala draga,takodje,pozdrav😉👍

    No Dreams

    @Tamara Markovic 😘 Pozdrav

  80. Andrés Jurado

    What a fucking good song!!!!

  81. Neon

    Summer night on a Greek island in the early 00s me, my father, my mother and my sister in the car and suddenly my father puts the Dire Straits CD in the CD Player. Golden times...

  82. 没什么Yuki

    veryy goooddd

  83. yacine nouri

    les grands vrmt dire

  84. Dirk Mahler

    A shame that Mark hardly makes it to most people top5 guitarists. I thought I felt every possible feeling in existence until i heard mark pleasing his strat (and yes i heard and loved comfortably numb, etc.) This is just from another universe

  85. Jamey Summers

    I love seeing young people enjoying older music. I respect young people here on YouTube stating their age. Keep it up! Music today is dead.

  86. Scott Wood

    Another amazing song.. great guitar sounds. Phenomenal...

  87. Joey Gentry

    Nobody can ever top that guitar solo.

  88. Amanda Maria

    Eita músicão!! 🎵🎵Esse solo de guitarra é demaisss!!!🎸👏


    Anyone no the name off the guitar singing this song 🎸🎶🎶

  90. Richard Bain

    Still Listening In 2019 And 2049 And 2099

    STD lukaboi

    bruh u gonna be alive in 2099?


    México🇲🇽 8/12/19

  92. Endley Rodrigues de Lima

    Muito boa essa música gosto muito 🇧🇷

  93. Helen Bakewell

    Was 16 when this came out now 57 soon Aquarius

  94. sampparainen

    Nasanaattorin tune