Jerry Lee Lewis - 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]





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Jerry Lee Lewis Jailhouse Rock Comments
  1. Atti Malambri 001

    The rockest and funniest version of this fantastic song!! Jerry Lee Lewis,a pure stylist!! What a musician and singer..incomparable

  2. lisa lawrence

    Not Elvis but you did good Jerry Lee

    Monika Środoń

    ELVIS VERY THE BEST   HE HAD CHARACTER  STYL  SKILL , SKILL SPONTANEITY  , CHARACTER  SPONTANEITY , HE HAD IN NATURE IN CHARACTER PERSONAL ,    HIM MUSIC STYL CHARACTER SPONTANIETY SKILL IN NATURE .  HA HAD  VOICE  SPECIFIC  EXACT  STYL MUSIC SINGING ,  DANCE   ,FAST ,SLOW , PECEFUL  ONCE SPONTANEOUS  SANG  ALL , POP , ROCK N ROLL , BLUES , ROCKABILIY ,  ALONE  YES  HE SAID STYL DANCE , SINGING  ,  VOICE  ,  PLAYING   ON  GUITAR ON  PIANOS HE HAD TALENT SUITABLE  VOICE  KONW  WHAT  HOW WHEN HE HAD SPECIFIC ,  THIS WAS HIS SONG HE VERY BEST BETTER HE HAD  POWER    .

    Jane Gold

    Elvis sang good, looked good, and danced good. He was a terrible actor, even tho I liked some of his movies. But he was NO musician. His guitar was there for looks only, he might strum one inaudible chord now and then, most of the time he was Faking It! Just look at any one of his early videos, later on he discarded the guitar in favor of holding a mike in his hands.

  3. wildcatfalling

    Only the greatest..