Jailhouse Rock Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Original Band
Elvis Presley

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 19, 1998

Lyrics

Warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was 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

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock

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

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock

Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For heaven's sake
No one's lookin', now let's make a break"
Bugsy turned to shifty and he said,
"Nix nix I wanna stick around
A while and get my kicks"

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock

Dancin' to the jailhouse rock
Dancin' to the jailhouse rock
Dancin' to the jailhouse rock
Dancin' to the jailhouse rock

And they were dancing rock
They were dancing
They were dancing to the jailhouse rock
Oh right!