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Musik 1970er Jahre

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

Sultans of Swing

"Dire Straits" ist das Debütalbum der gleichnamigen britischen Rockband Dire Straits. Es wurde im Frühjahr 1978 aufgenommen und im selben Jahr veröffentlicht.

Auf dem Album enthalten war u. a. die spätere Single Sultans of Swing, die den ersten großen Erfolg der Band darstellte.


You get a shiver in the dark. It's a 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 the music ring.

Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces. Coming in out of the rain they hear the jazz go down. Competition in other places. Uh but the horns they blowin' that sound. Way on downsouth. Way on downsouth. London town.

Check it out guitar george, he knows-all the chords. Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make them cry or sing.

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's got a daytime job, he's doing alright. He can play the honky tonk like anything. Savin' it up, for Friday night. With the Sultans. We're the Sultans of Swing.

Then a crowd a young boys they're a foolin' 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 playin' band. It ain't what they call rock and roll. Then the Sultans. Yeah the Sultans they play creole, creol.

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. And he makes it fast with one more thing.

We are the Sultans. We are the Sultans of Swing.

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