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Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley
Chords used in this song: A, B, D#, E
AChord: A
BChord: B
D#Chord: D#
EChord: E
[Intro]
D#  E  2x

[Verse]
D#    E                                       D#
  The warden threw a party in the county jail
    E                                            D#
The prison band was there and they began to wail
    E                                             D#
The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing
    E
You should've heard thosed kocked out jail birds sing


[Chorus]
      A                      E
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
     B                      A
Everybody in the whole cell block
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.


[Verse]
D#  E                                        D#
   Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
E                                            D#
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone
    E                                                D#
The drummer boy for Illinois went crash, boom, bang!
    E
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang


[Chorus]
      A                      E
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
     B                      A
Everybody in the whole cell block
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.


[Verse]
D#  E                                        D#
    Number forty seven said to Number Three:
E                                          D#
You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
  E                                          D#
I sure would be delighted with your company
E
Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me.


[Chorus]
      A                      E
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
     B                      A
Everybody in the whole cell block
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.


[Solo]
A  E
B  A
E  A  E


[Verse]
D#    E                                          D#
  The sad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stone
    E                                    D#
Way over in the corner weeping all alone
    E                                                  D#
The warden said: " Hey, buddy, don't you be no square.
   E
If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair !"


[Chorus]
      A                      E
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
     B                      A
Everybody in the whole cell block
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.


[Verse]

D#  E                                               D#
    Shifty Henry said to Bugs: "For Heaven's sakes,
   E                                                D#
No one's lookin'; now's our chance to make a break
E                                              D#
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said " Nix, nix;
  E
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks.


[Chorus]
      A                      E
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
     B                      A
Everybody in the whole cell block
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.


[Outro]
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.
    E              A         E
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.
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