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EbThe wardEen threw a party

In the county jail.

EbThe prisEon band was there

And they began to wail.

EbThe banEd was jumpin'

And the joint began to swing.

EbYou shouldE've heard

Those knocked out jailbirds sing.

* Let's rockA, everybody, let's rockE.

EverybodBy in the whole cell blocAk

Was dancEin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

EbSpidEer Murphy played

The tenor saxophone,

EbLittlEe Joe was blowin'

On the slide trombone.

EbThe drumEmer boy

From Illinois went crash, boom, bang,

Ebthe wholEe rhythm section

Was the Purple Gang.

( REPEAT * )

EbNumEber forty-seven

Said to number three:

Eb"You'Ere the cutest

Jailbird I ever did see.

EbI sureE would be delighted

With your company,

Ebcome on Eand do

The Jailhouse Rock with me."

( REPAT * )


EbThe sad Esack was a sittin'

On a block of stone

Ebway overE in the corner

Weepin' all alone.

EbThe wardEen said, "Hey, buddy

Don't you be no square.

EbIf you can'Et find a partner

Use a wooden chair."

( REPAT * )

EbShiftyE Henry said to Bugs

"For Heaven's sake,

Ebno one'sE lookin', now's

Our chance to make a break."

EbBugsyE turned to Shifty

And he said, "Nix nix,

EbI wannEa stick around

A while and get my kicks."

( REPAT * )

** DancEin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

( REPEAT ** ) Till End