Who Sang Jailhouse Rock? Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins The Man * The Legend cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Benjamin Weisman, Fred Wise
Release Date: 1984-11
length: 2:19
Some other versions of "Jailhouse Rock"

Lyrics
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

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Didn’t the 50’s Rock (Rock Medley)
  • 2 What’d I Say
  • 3 I’m Walkin’
  • 4 Lucille
  • 5 Honey Don’t
  • 6 Hound Dog
  • 7 That’s Alright Mama
  • 8 Be‐Bop‐A‐Lula
  • 9 Tutti Frutti
  • 10 Rock Island Line
  • 11 Roll Over Beethoven
  • 12 Jailhouse Rock
  • 13 All Shook Up
  • 14 Memphis Tennessee
  • 15 Susie Q
  • 16 Blueberry Hill
  • 17 Lawdy Miss Claudy
  • 18 Maybelline
  • 19 Matchbox
  • 20 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
  • 21 Got My Mojo Working
  • 22 Slippin’ and Slidin’
  • 23 Singing the Blues
  • 24 Blue Suede Shoes

  • Release information
    label: Warwick Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin