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Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock


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Intro:

   
D5 
Eb5     
D5 
Eb     
D5 
Eb  

    
Eb5                 
The warden threw a party
       
Eb5         
D5
In the county jail   
    
Eb5                  
The prison band was there
    
Eb5                
D5
And they began to wail   
    
Eb5                           
The band was jumpin' and the joint
Eb5             
D5
Began to swing    
    
Eb5                             
You should've heard them knocked out
Eb5           
Jailbirds sing

      
Ab                     
Eb  
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
     
Bb                      
Ab  
Everybody in the whole cell block
    
Eb                           
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

 
Eb5                
Spider Murphy played
                    
D5
the tenor saxophone   
Eb5                   
Little Joe was blowin'
                      
D5
On the slide trombone   
    
Eb5        
The drummer boy
Eb5                     
from Illinois went crash
           
D5
Boom, bang   
    
Eb5         
The whole rhythm
Eb5                        
section was the Purple Gang

      
Ab                     
Eb  
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
     
Bb                      
Ab  
Everybody in the whole cell block
    
Eb                           
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Eb5               
Number forty-seven
                      
D5
said to number three    
 
Eb5                       
"You're the cutest jailbird
  
Eb5           
D5
I ever did see    
  
Eb5                    
I sure would be delighted
                   
D5
With your company    
     
Eb5          
Come on and do the
Eb5                    
Jailhouse Rock with me"

      
Ab                     
Eb  
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
     
Bb                      
Ab  
Everybody in the whole cell block
    
Eb                           
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Bridge:
Ab 
Eb 
Bb 
Ab7 
Eb 
Eb 
D5

Eb5                 
Sad sack was sittin'
                    
D5
on a block of stone   
    
Eb5               
Way over in the corner
                  
D5
weepin' all alone   
    
Eb5        
The warden said
      
Eb5  
"Hey, buddy
                          
D5
don't you be no square      
       
Eb5                 
If you can't find a partner
      
Eb5          
Use a wooden chair"

      
Ab                     
Eb  
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
     
Bb                      
Ab7 
Everybody in the whole cell block
    
Eb                             
D5
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock    

Eb5                      
Shifty Henry said to Bugs
     
Eb5            
D5
"For Heaven's sake    
   
Eb5                           
No one's lookin' now's our chance
   
Eb5            
D5
To make a break"    
Eb5                       
Bugsy turned to Shifty and
   
Eb5               
D5
He said, "Nix, nix     
  
Eb5                 
I want to stick around
  
Eb5                    
A while and get my kicks"
Bridge:
Eb5 Eb5 D5 Eb5 x4

      
Ab                     
Eb  
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
     
Bb                      
Ab7 
Everybody in the whole cell block
    
Eb                             
D5
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock    
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     
Eb                              
D5
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock     

Ending:
D5 Eb5 Eb5 Eb5 x4
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