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Friday, August 22, 2008
Sultans of Swing ~ Dire Straits
This is what I've been doing tonight! I can't seem to get enough of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler! This is absolutely the most exciting band I have discovered in all my searches!
And THIS is one of the best Vids I have found of this song- tho there are several others! Don't know what year this was, but it is the original Dire Straits! (I think so, anyway!)
Wow! Doesn't matter, because these guys are the best ever on this video!! Mark Knopfler is tops!! He was back then and still is, IMO!
LOL- You'll all have to forgive my wild enthusiasm ;)... and for something I'm sure many/MOST of you knew all along! That being... what a wide range of great music is out there!
Just in recent years I have been really discovering all the wonderful music that I didn't have time for or wasn't inclined to get to know, when it fist came to be!
Have to say-Dire Straits is at the top of my favorites list right now! Mark Knopfler is among the best guitarist that I have come across!
Look- You might say I'm not an expert since I don't play an instrument of any kind myself...but -hey- I know what I like! I know what sounds good to me! I know when music just captures me ...and I want to hear it over and over...and want to share it with all I know....then ...to me it's as good as it gets!! :)
Tell me true!! Have you ever heard better music? :)
Who loves Mark Knopfler??
ME!! Me!!! ;)
Here are the lyrics! Lets sing along with the band! :)
Sultans of Swing
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
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 downsouth way on downsouth 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 played Creole
And then the man he steps right up to the microphone