Song Transpose

for Windows

Use Song Transpose to transpose and format song files written in plain text format. Transpose to any key and create Word (RTF) or web page (HTML) formatted files for easy reading. Format options include font size, single or double columns, chord names in bold print, and extra line space between pairs of lines. See more here.
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Start With Text File

Download one from the Sample Songs page or download from the internet (e.g., search for "Sultans of Swing chords") and edit with Notepad or other text editor. Use "Select Song File" to open it in Song Transpose.
Sultans of Swing        Dire Straits    _Cm  148 bpm

[Intro lead]
|Cm      |     Bb Bb |Cm      |         |
|Cm      |          |Cm      |         |
          |Cm
You get a shiver in the dark
    |Bb             Ab      |G         |             |
it's raining in the park but meantime
|Cm                    |Bb           Ab       |G      |        |
 south of the river you stop and you hold everything
|Eb                 |               |Bb       *       |             |
   a band is blowing Dixie    double four time
|Ab                          |               |Cm     |    Ab Ab |Bb   |
  you feel alright   when you hear that music ring


Transpose it up two semitones by selecting 2 for the Semitones and pressing the "Transpose Up" button.

[Intro lead]
|Dm      |     C C  |Dm      |         |
|Dm      |          |Dm      |         |
          |Dm
You get a shiver in the dark
    |C              Bb      |A         |             |
it's raining in the park but meantime
|Dm                    |C            Bb       |A      |        |
south of the river you stop and you hold everything
|F                  |               |C        *       |             |
   a band is blowing Dixie    double four time
|Bb                          |               |Dm     |    Bb Bb |C    |
  you feel alright   when you hear that music ring


Use Transpose "Create Word Doc" to produce a more readable chart.

Sultans of Swing        Dire Straits    _Dm  148 bpm

[Intro lead]
|Dm      |     C C  |Dm      |         |
|Dm      |          |Dm      |         |

          |Dm
You get a shiver in the dark

    |C              Bb      |A         |             |
it's raining in the park but meantime

|Dm                    |C            Bb       |A      |        |
 south of the river you stop and you hold everything
 
|F                  |               |C        *       |             |
   a band is blowing Dixie    double four time
   
|Bb                          |               |Dm     |    Bb Bb |C    |
  you feel alright   when you hear that music ring



Use Transpose "Two Columns" to produce a two column chart for wide screen notebooks.

Sultans of Swing        Dire Straits    _Dm  148 bpm
                chart by Phil Ford, fordwebtech.com
[Intro lead]
|Dm      |     C  C  |Dm      |         |
|Dm      |          |Dm      |         |

          |Dm 
You get a shiver in the dark

    |C              Bb      |A         |             |
it's raining in the park but meantime

|Dm                    |C            Bb       |A      |        |
 south of the river you stop and you hold everything
 
|F                  |               |C        *       |             |
   a band is blowing Dixie    double four time
   
|Bb                          |               |Dm     |    Bb Bb |C    |
  you feel alright   when you hear that music ring
----------------------
|C              |Dm                  C         Bb       A  
       (Now) you step inside but you don't see too many faces  
Dm                     C                    Bb      A 
  coming in out of the rain to you hear the jazz go down

|F                    |              |C      *      |            |
                 competition in other places
|Bb                |                |Dm           |      Bb Bb |    
     but the horns they blowin' that sound
|C            |              Bb Bb |C           |           |
        way on down south                 way on down south
------------
|Dm      Dm  C  |Bb         |C          |           |
 London town

|Dm      Dm  C  |Bb         |C          |