JAILHOUSE ROCK    (intro) (midi)

 

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1.    The warden threw a party in the county jail,

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prison band was there and they began to wail.

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Band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing,

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should've heard those kocked out jail birds sing.

 

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Lets Rock ! Everybody lets Rock !

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Everybody in the whole cell block,

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was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!

 

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2.    Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone,

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Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone.

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The drummer boy for Illinois went crash, boom, bang !

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The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang. + CHORUS

 

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3.    Number forty seven said to Number Three:

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You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see.

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I sure would be delighted with your company,

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come on and do the jailhouse rock with me. + CHORUS

 

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4.    The sad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stone,

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way over in the corner weeping all alone.

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The warden said: " Hey, buddy, don't you be no square.

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If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair !" + CHORUS

 

 

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5.    Shifty Henry said to Bugs: "For Heaven's sakes,

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no one's lookin', now's our chance to make a break!

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Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, " Nix, nix,

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I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks. + CHORUS

 

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+ dancin' to the Jail-house Rock....(rep. and fade)

 

(capo 1st)

 

(Elvis Presley)

 

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