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Jailhouse Rock

Year: 2002 - Album: The Essential Elvis Presley

(Leiber / Stoler)

	     C# D
1.    The warden threw a party in the county jail,
  C# D
    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.
      G                     D
Lets Rock ! Everybody lets Rock ! 
      A                       G
Everybody in the whole cell block,
       D              G          D
was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!
  C# D
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.  + REFRAIN 
 C# D
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.   + REFRAIN 

   C# D
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 !"  + REFRAIN 
   C# D
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."    + REFRAIN 
C# D              G          D
+ dancin' to the Jail-house Rock....(rep. and fade)
	  

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