Elvis Presley - King Creole Lyrics

Elvis Presley King Creole / Dixieland Rock cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
release date: 1958-9
popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Rock & Roll
length: 2:10
additional performer: The Jordanaires
lead vocals: Elvis Presley
composer: Mike Stoller
lyricist: Jerry Leiber
Lyrics
There's a man in New Orleans
Who plays rock and roll
He's a guitar man
With a great big soul
He lays down a beat
Like a ton of coal
He goes by the name of King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole
You know he's gone, gone, gone
Hip-shaking King Creole

When the king starts to do it
It's as good as done
He holds his guitar
like a Tommy gun
He starts to growl
From way down his throat
He bends a string
And that's all she wrote

Well, he sings a song about a crowded hole
He sings a song about a jelly roll
He sings a song about meat and greens
He wails some blues about New Orleans

Well, he plays something evil
Then he plays something sweet
No matter what he plays
You got to get up on your feet

When he gets the rockin' fever
Baby, heaven sakes
He don't stop playin'
Till his guitar breaks



Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 King Creole
  • 2 Dixieland Rock

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin