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 Yo...
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]
writers: LEIBER, JERRY / STOLLER, MIKE
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