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Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley


[F#]The [G]warden threw a party at the county jail

[F#]The [G]prison band was there and they began to wail

[F#]The [G]band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing

[F#]You [G]should've heard those knocked out [G]jail[A]birds [Bb]sing [B]



[C]Lets rock lets [G]rock

Every[D]body in the whole cell [C]block

was a-[G]dancin to the [C7]jailhouse [G]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




Number forty-seven said to number three

You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see

I sure would be delighted with your company

Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me




The sad sack was 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"




Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For heaven's sake

no ones lookin nows our chance to make a break"

Bugsy turned to sSifty and he said nix nix

I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks