Who Sang Jailhouse Rock? The Residents

The Residents Residue of the Residents cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental
length: 3:09
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 jumping and the joint began to swing
You should've heard those knocked-out jailbirds sing

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowing 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 dancing 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 a-dancing to the Jailhouse Rock

The sad sack was a sitting on a block of stone
Was over in the corner, weeping 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 dancing to the Jailhouse Rock

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Sleeper
  • 2 Whoopy Snorp
  • 3 Kamakazi Lady
  • 4 Boy in Love
  • 5 Shut Up! Shut Up!
  • 6 Anvil Forest
  • 7 Diskomo
  • 8 Jailhouse Rock
  • 9 Ups & Downs
  • 10 Walter Westinghouse
  • 11 Saint Nix
  • 12 Open Up

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