Saturday, June 30, 2012

elvis presley - jails rock

     F#    G      
     The     warden threw a party at the county jail      
     F#    G      
     The     prison band was there and they began to wail      
     F#    G      
     The     band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing      
     F#    G    G    A    Bb    B      
     You     should've heard those knocked out     jail    birds     sing         
     C    G      
         Lets rock  lets     rock      
     D    C      
     Every    body in the whole cell     block      
     G    C7    G      
     was a-    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   
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   


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