Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock Chords



[Verse]

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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 kocked out jail birds sing


[Chorus]

     A7
Lets Rock !
     E
Lets Rock !
     B7                     A7
Everybody in the whole cell block
      E              A7         E
Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!


[Verse]

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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 for Illinois went crash, boom, bang !
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The whole rhythm section was the purple gang


[Chorus]

     A7
Lets Rock !
     E
Lets Rock !
     B7                     A7
Everybody in the whole cell block
      E              A7         E
Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!


[Verse]

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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]

     A7
Lets Rock !
     E
Lets Rock !
     B7                     A7
Everybody in the whole cell block
      E              A7         E
Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!


[Verse]

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The sad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stone
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Way over in the corner weeping 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]

     A7
Lets Rock !
     E
Lets Rock !
     B7                     A7
Everybody in the whole cell block
      E              A7         E
Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock!


[Verse]

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Shifty Henry said to Bugs: "For Heaven's sakes,
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No one's 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]

     A7
Lets Rock !
     E
Lets Rock !
     B7                     A7
Everybody in the whole cell block
      E              A7         E
Was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock