E-Chords
Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock(Chords)

Elvis Presley

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Key: D
Intro:D  

C# D 
1.    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 those kocked out jail birds sing. 
      G                     D 
Lets Rock ! Everybody lets Rock !  
      A                       G 
Everybody in the whole cell block, 
       D              G          D 
was a-dancin' to the Jail-house Rock! 
  C# D 
2.   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.  + REFRAIN  
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3. 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.   + REFRAIN  

   C# D 
4.    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 !'  + REFRAIN  
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5.   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.'    + REFRAIN  
C# D              G          D 
+ dancin' to the Jail-house Rock....(rep. and fade) 

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