Jailhouse Rock

Lyrics: Leiber, Stoller
Music: Leiber, Stoller

Played by Bob Weir in a solo set in 2012.

The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumping and the joint began to swing
You should have heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little John is blowing on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

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

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

Sad Sack was a sitting 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

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

Shifty Henry said to Bugs, for heaven's sake
No one's looking, 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

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock

Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Live!


 


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