Who Sang Jailhouse Rock? Sha Na Na

Release information
Release Date: 1973
length: 2:08
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 joint was jumpin' and the band began to swing
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

[Chorus]
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody on 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

[Chorus]

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"

[Chorus]

The sad sack was a 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"

[Chorus]

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 wanna stick around a while and get my kicks"

[Chorus]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lover's Quest
  • 2 Latest Flame
  • 3 Pretty Little Angel Eyes
  • 4 Chantilly Lace
  • 5 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • 6 Little Darlin'
  • 7 Heartbreak Hotel
  • 8 Wild Weekend
  • 9 At the Hop
  • 10 Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay
  • 11 Hound Dog
  • 12 Great Balls of Fire
  • 13 Lovers Never Say Goodbye
  • 14 Get a Job
  • 15 Rock Around the Clock
  • 16 Tears on My Pillow
  • 17 Tell Laura I Love Her
  • 18 Yakety Yak
  • 19 Jailhouse Rock
  • 20 Blue Moon
  • 21 Teenager in Love
  • 22 I Wonder Why
  • 23 Runaround Sue
  • 24 Sixteen Candles
  • 25 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
  • 26 Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll
  • 27 Rama Lama Ding Dong
  • 28 Sea Cruise
  • 29 Walk Don't Run

  • Release information
    label: Kama Sutra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin