Jailhouse Rock Lyrics

Elvis Presley


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
album: Track 14 in album Hitstory
release date: 2005-10-11
popularity : 125 users have visited this page.
length: 2:38

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The 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 them 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

Sad sack was sittin' on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin' all alone
The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square
If you can't find a partner, use a wooden chair"

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's our chance to make a break"
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, "Nix, nix
I want to 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
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Track Listing

  • 1 Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2 Don't Be Cruel
  • 3 Hound Dog
  • 4 Love Me Tender
  • 5 Too Much
  • 6 All Shook Up
  • 7 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  • 8 Jailhouse Rock
  • 9 Don't
  • 10 Hard Headed Woman
  • 11 One Night
  • 12 (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
  • 13 A Big Hunk O' Love
  • 14 Stuck on You
  • 15 It's Now or Never
  • 16 Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • 17 Wooden Heart
  • 18 Surrender
  • 19 (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
  • 20 Can't Help Falling in Love
  • 21 Good Luck Charm
  • 22 She's Not You
  • 23 Return to Sender
  • 24 (You're the) Devil in Disguise
  • 25 Crying in the Chapel
  • 26 In the Ghetto
  • 27 Suspicious Minds
  • 28 The Wonder of You
  • 29 Burning Love
  • 30 Way Down
  • 31 A Little Less Conversation
  • 1 That's All Right
  • 2 I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • 3 Blue Suede Shoes
  • 4 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  • 5 Love Me
  • 6 Mean Woman Blues
  • 7 Loving You
  • 8 Treat Me Nice
  • 9 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
  • 10 King Creole
  • 11 Trouble
  • 12 I Got Stung
  • 13 I Need Your Love Tonight
  • 14 A Mess of Blues
  • 15 I Feel So Bad
  • 16 Little Sister
  • 17 Rock-A-Hula Baby
  • 18 Bossa Nova Baby
  • 19 Viva Las Vegas
  • 20 If I Can Dream
  • 21 Memories
  • 22 Don't Cry Daddy
  • 23 Kentucky Rain
  • 24 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  • 25 An American Trilogy
  • 26 Always on My Mind
  • 27 Promised Land
  • 28 Moody Blue
  • 29 I'm a Roustabout
  • 30 Rubberneckin'
  • 1 Blue Moon
  • 2 Mystery Train
  • 3 Rip It Up
  • 4 Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do
  • 5 Trying to Get to You
  • 6 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  • 7 Paralysed
  • 8 Party
  • 9 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
  • 10 The Girl of My Best Friend
  • 11 Wild in the Country
  • 12 One Broken Heart for Sale
  • 13 Kiss Me Quick
  • 14 Kissin' Cousins
  • 15 Such a Night
  • 16 Ain't That Loving You Baby
  • 17 Tell Me Why
  • 18 Frankie and Johnny
  • 19 All That I Am
  • 20 Guitar Man
  • 21 US Male
  • 22 I've Lost You
  • 23 There Goes My Everything
  • 24 Rags to Riches
  • 25 I Just Can't Help Believin'
  • 26 Until It's Time for You to Go
  • 27 My Boy
  • 28 Suspicion
  • 29 My Way
  • 30 Are You Lonesome Tonight?