Discography

  • Sultans Of Swing Uk
  • Sultans Of Swing Belgium

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Belgium)

  • Sultans Of Swing France

    Sultans Of Swing Single (France)

  • Sultans Of Swing Germany

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Germany)

  • Sultans Of Swing Japan

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Japan)

  • Sultans Of Swing Japan2

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Japan)

  • Sultans Of Swing Netherlands

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Spain)

  • Sultans Of Swing Spain

    Sultans Of Swing Single (Spain)

  • Sultans Of Swing Uk

    Sultans Of Swing Single (UK)

  • Sultans Of Swing Usa Missprint

    Sultans Of Swing Single (USA Misprint)

Sultans Of Swing (single)

Vertigo/Warner Bros. (1978)

Sultans Of Swing (single)

  • 1. Sultans of Swing
    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 down south, way on down south 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, 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’
  • 2. Eastbound Train (live)
    It was New Cross Station, I was going on home
    Saw you get your ticket, standing on your own
    Here come the train about 02:44
    I couldn't get a smoker, you took another car
    Yeah, the end of the line, we both had to change,
    And you're standing right behind me,
    I'm a feeling kinda strange
    We got to Mile End Road, my heart skipped a beat,
    Standing right behind me, I'm a shakin' in my seat
    3-4 minutes and the train comes through,
    I'm ridin' on the Central, I'm a-lookin' at you.
    Woman on the eastbound train,
    Sometimes I wanna see you again.
    Now I couldn't read a paper, you couldn't read a book,
    Kept on taking me another look,
    You got off the train, you never looked behind
    I tried, but I can't get you out of my mind.
    Woman on the eastbound train,
    Sometimes I wanna see you again.
    Well I got one more thing I wanna say before I go
    If you get the message on the radio
    You can write a letter, get in touch with me,
    Leave your number with the company, yeah.
    Woman on the eastbound train,
    Sometimes I wanna see you again.