CP's Blues Band

Lyrics For: Jailhouse Rock

By: Elvis Presley

 

The warden threw a party in the county jail.
The prison band was there and they began to wail.
The band was jumpiní and the joint began to swing.
You shouldíve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.
Letís rock, everybody, letís rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was danciní to the jailhouse rock.

Spider murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little joe was blowiní on the slide trombone.
The drummer boy from illinois went crash, boom, bang,
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang.
Letís rock, everybody, letís rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was danciní to the jailhouse rock.

Number forty-seven said to number three:
"youíre the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
I sure would be delighted with your company,
Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me."
Letís rock, everybody, letís rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was danciní to the jailhouse rock.

The sad sack was a sittiní on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepiní all alone.
The warden said, "hey, buddy, donít you be no square.
If you canít find a partner use a wooden chair."
Letís rock, everybody, letís rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was danciní to the jailhouse rock.

Shifty henry said to bugs, "for heavenís sake,
No oneís lookiní, nowís 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."
Letís rock, everybody, letís rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was danciní to the jailhouse rock.

 

 

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