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The 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


Lets Rock !

Lets Rock !

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone

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


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.


The sad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stone

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 !"


Shifty Henry said to Bugs: "For Heaven's sakes,

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.