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Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock Guitar Chords Lyrics

[Verse 1:]

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The warden threw a party in the county jail,
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Prison band was there and they began to wail,
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Band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing,
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Should've heard thosed knocked out jail birds sing,

[Chorus:]

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Lets rock, everybody, lets rock,
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Everybody in the whole cell block,
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Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.

[Verse 2:]

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Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone, 
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Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone, 
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The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang,
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The whole rhythm section was the purple gang,

[Chorus:]

     A                E
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock,
B7
Everybody in the whole cell block,
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Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.

Verse 3:

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Number forty-seven said to number three,
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You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see,
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I sure would be delighted with your company,
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Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me,

[Chorus:]

     A                E
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock,
B7
Everybody in the whole cell block,
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Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.

[Verse 4:]

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The sad sack was a sittin on a block of stone,
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Way over in the corner weepin all alone,
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The warden said, hey, buddy, don't you be no square,
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If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair,

[Chorus:]

     A                E
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock,
B7
Everybody in the whole cell block,
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Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.

[Verse 5:]

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Shifty Henry said to bugs, for heavens sake, 
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No ones lookin, now's our chance to make a break,
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Bugsy turned to shifty and he said, nix nix,
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I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks,

[Chorus:]

     A                E
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock,
B7
Everybody in the whole cell block,
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Was dancing to the jailhouse rock.

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