Jailhouse Rock Lyrics

ZZ Top


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Benjamin Weisman, Fred Wise
album: Track 2 in album Fandango!
release date: 1975-4-18
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length: 1:56
composer: Mike Stoller
lyricist: Jerry Leiber

Cover Art

ZZ Top Fandango! cover art
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Goin' to a party in the county jail,
Prison band was there and they began to wail.
Kid is shakin' and began to sing;
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 sittin' on a block of stone;
Little Joey blowin' on a slide trombone.
Come on, Silly Willy, don't you be no square.
If you cannot 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 awhile and get my kicks."
Let's rock! Everybody, let's rock!
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thunderbird
  • 2 Jailhouse Rock
  • 3 Backdoor Medley: Backdoor Love Affair / Mellow Down Easy / Backdoor Love Affair No. 2 / Long Distance Boogie
  • 4 Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
  • 5 Blue Jean Blues
  • 6 Balinese
  • 7 Mexican Blackbird
  • 8 Heard It on the X
  • 9 Tush