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JAILHOUSE ROCK – (Elvis Presley)

 

The warden threw a party in the country jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
She band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing
You should’ve heard those knocked out jail birds sing

* Let’s rock, ev’rybody let’s rock
Ev’rybody in the whole cell block
Was a-dancin’ to the jailhouse rock

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowin’ on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang

(Repeat *)

Number forty seven said to number three
You’re the cutest jail bird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company
Come on and do the Jailhouse rock with me

(Repeat *)

The sad sack wa a-sittin’ on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weeping all alone
The warden said, hey, buddy, don’t you be no square
If you can’t find a partner, use a wooden chair

(Repeat *)

Shifty Henry said to Bugs, for heaven’s sake
No one’s lookin’ now’s our chance to make a break
Bugsy turned to shifty and he said, nix, nix
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks

(Repeat *)