Jailhouse Rock Uke tab by Elvis Presley

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Intro

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx



Verse 1

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The warden threw a party in the county jail

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The prison band was there and they began to wail

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The band was a jumpin' and the joint began to swing

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing



Chorus

[C7C7] [GG]

Lets rock everybody lets rock

[D7D7] [C7C7]

Everybody in the whole cell block

[GG]

Was dancing to the jailhouse rock



Verse 2

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Little Joe was blowin on the slide trombone

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The drummer boy from Illinois went crash boom bang

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The whole rhythm section was the purple gang



Chorus

[C7C7] [GG]

Lets rock everybody lets rock

[D7D7] [C7C7]

Everybody in the whole cell block

[GG]

Was dancing to the jailhouse rock



Verse 3

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Number forty seven said to number three

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Your the cutest jail bird I ever did see

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

I sure would be delighted with your company

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me



Chorus

[C7C7] [GG]

Lets rock everybody lets rock

[D7D7] [C7C7]

Everybody in the whole cell block

[GG]

Was dancing to the jailhouse rock



Verse 4

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The sad sack was a sittin' on a block of stone

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Way over in the corner weepin' all alone

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

The warden said hey buddy dont you be no square

[GbGb] [GG] Chunk xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

If you cant find a partner use a wooden chair



Chorus

[C7C7] [GG]

Lets rock everybody lets rock

[D7D7] [C7C7]

Everybody in the whole cell block

[GG]

Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

[C7C7] [GG]

Lets rock everybody lets rock

[D7D7] [C7C7]

Everybody in the whole cell block

[GG]

Was dancing to the jailhouse rock

 

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About this song

This was the title track to Elvis' thrid movie of the same title. In the movie, his character was doing a TV skit featuring cells and prisoners.