Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
E♭ E E♭ EThe warden threw a party in the county jail prison band was there and they began to wail band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing should've heard thosed kocked out jail birds sing
ChorusLets A7Rock ! Lets ERock ! EveryB7body in the whole cell A7block Was a-Edancin' to the A7Jail-house ERock! E♭SpidEer Murphy played the tenor saxophone E♭ E Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone The drummer boy for Illinois went crash, boom, bang ! The whole rhythm section was the purple gang
ChorusE♭NumbEer forty seven said to Number Three: E♭ E 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.
ChorusE♭The Esad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stonE♭e E Way 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 !"
ChorusE♭ShifEty Henry said to Bugs: "For Heaven's sakeE♭s, E 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.