» » »

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing Bass

Artists:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # 

Sultans Of Swing Bass

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
Dire Straits
 Rating:
4/5 (4 votes)

 Sultans Of Swing lessons Tabs too difficult? Try these video lessons and learn fast
 
                Transcribed & submitted by Greg Eden

Bass tab

This is how I play it.  There is another version by Johari Taylor, but I find it
a little fiddly to play (I've not got nimble fingers, obviously).
It gets a little tough on my left thumb, but ingnoring that, this is a 
mighty fine song to play on the bass.


Intro:

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A :5-----5-----3---|----------------|-------------3--|5-----5-----3---|
E :----------------|--6-----5-----5-|----5-----5-----|----------------|

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :----------------|----------------|3-----3-----3-0-|3-----3-----3-0-|
A :----------------|-------------3--|----------------|----------------|
E :--6-----5-----5-|----5-----5-----|----------------|----------------|

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A :3-----3-----3---|3-----3-----3---|----------------|------------3---|
E :--------------3-|--------------3-|6-----6-----6-3-|6-----6---------|

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :----------------|----------------|----------------|
A :5-----5---3---5-|----------3-----|----------3-----|
E :----------------|6---6---6-------|6---6---6-------|

The verse is basically the same, but there is a change to bars 7 & 8:

G :----------------|----------------|
D :3-----3-----3---|----------------|
A :--------------3-|----------------|
E :----------------|1-----1-----1-3-|

Chorus:

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A :5-----5-3-------|----------3-----|5-----5-3-------|----------3-----|
E :------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|


Chorus variations:

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :--------7-5-----|----------------|--------7-5-----|----------------|   - Variation 1
A :5-----5---------|----------3-----|5-----5---------|----------3-----|
E :------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|

G :----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D :--------7-5-----|----------------|--------7-5-----|----------------|    - Variation 2
A :5-----5----7----|----------3-----|5-----5----7----|----------3-----|
E :------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|------------6---|--3-4-5-6-------|

************************************************
Song structure:

Intro
Verse x 2
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Intro
Chorus
Chorus x 2 during twiddly solo
Variations 1 & 2

*****************************************************************
-----------------------------------------------------------------
*****************************************************************

Johari's version:

Song Title: Sultans of Swing(corrected version)
----------------------------------------------

DIRE STRAITS - "Sultans of Swing" - Bass Tab

Intro:
|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|
|-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-3-0-3-0-|
|-------------|---------------|
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4 &

Verse:
|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|*-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------*|
|*-5---5-5---5-|-3---3-1---1-|-0---0-0---0-|-0---0-0---0-*|(x2)
|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

|---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3---3---------|-3---3---------|-------------|-------------|
|---------1-3-1-|---------1-3-1-|-3---3-3---1-|-3---3-3-3-2-|
|---------------|---------------|---------3---|-------------|
  1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|There are
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|a few 
|-1-----1---1-|-1---0-1---1-|-5---5-----5-|-1-1-1-3---3-|verse
|-----1-------|-------------|-------0-5---|-------------|variations
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4    1 2 & 3 4 &
		    _________________________	
		   |2.	
|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3---3-3---3-|-1-1-1-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

Chorus:
|-------------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-5-5-5-3---1-|---------0-2-|-3-3-----1-|-3---3-3---3-|
|-------------|-----1-3-----|-------3---|-------------|
  1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

2nd Solo:
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5---5-5---5-|-1---1-1---1-|-3---3-3-----|-3---3-3---3-|
|-------------|-------------|-----------3-|-------------|
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

Chorus Variation:
|-------2-------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|---------5-2---|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5---5-------1-|-1---1-1---1-|-3---3-3-----|-3---0-3---3-|
|---------------|-------------|-----------3-|-------------|
  1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

SONG STRUCTURE:
Intro(x4)
Verse(x2)
Chorus(x2)
Verse(x2)
Chorus(x2)
Verse(x1-2nd time ending)
Chorus(x2)
Verse(1st solo)(x1-2nd time ending)
Chorus(x2)
Verse(x1)
Chorus(x2)
2nd Solo(x1)
Chorus(x2)
Chorus Variations(x3)(Fade Out)
            
Submit corrections


        Sultans Of Swing lessons Hard to play? Try these video lessons and learn fast Sultans Of Swing lessons
        
↑ Back to top | Tablatures and chords for acoustic guitar and electric guitar, ukulele, drums are parodies/interpretations of the original songs. You may use it for private study, scholarship, research or language learning purposes only