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Jailhouse Rock cover

Jailhouse Rock Lyrics Meanings
by Blues Brothers

1980
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Jailhouse Rock Lyrics

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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., wverybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

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4. 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

5. 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

Schluss Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Writer(s): Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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