Good Rockin' Tonight
Elvis Presley Lyrics


Well, I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well, I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she'll know I'm a mighty, mighty man
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

I said, meet me and a-hurry behind the barn
Don't you be afraid 'cause I'll do you no harm
I want you to bring along my rockin' shoes
'Cause tonight I'm gonna rock away all our blues
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well, we're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
Let's rock
Come on and rock
We're gonna rock all our blues away

Have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
Have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Well, tonight she'll know I'm a mighty, mighty man
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well, we're gonna rock, rock, rock, rock
Come on and rock, rock, rock, rock
Let's rock, rock, rock, rock
Well, let's rock, rock, rock, rock
We're gonna rock all our blues away

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Written by: Roy Brown

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

50sRockabilly

Elvis at his best during his Rockabilly days. At this time he was known as "The Hillbilly Cat" and "The King of Western Bop". Thats what they called him long before they called him "The King of Rock n Roll" because before anyone had a name for this new music that Elvis, Scotty & Bill had created most people veiwed him as a country singer or a hillbilly singer as he was called back in those days.

Some people claim that Elvis just "stole" his style from black Rhythm & Blues singers but it couldn't be further from the truth. What not many people know is that country music was at least as important to Elvis early sound as blues music.

- The first song Elvis ever sang in public was Red Foleys country classic "Old Shep".

- His first musical hero was hillbilly singer Missisippi Slim who though him how to play guitar in Tupelo, Missisippi. The first time Elvis ever performed on radio was on Slims country radio show at age 12.

- The way Elvis played rhythm guitar when he first started out on SUN records was pure country style.

- When Elvis met one of his idols Ernest Tubb in 1954 he told him that it was his real ambition to sing country music "But they tell me that if im going to make any money i got to sing this other kind of music".

- His first number one hit was the country song "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" in February 1956.

- In the early years Elvis only toured with country performers. He played Hillbilly Hoedowns, sung in Honky Tonks and even made an appearance on The Grand Ole Opry.

- Elvis used steel guitar players Sonny Trammell and Jimmy Day on many live performances between 1954-1955 and there is also photos of Elvis, Scotty & Bill performing live with a fiddle player.

- When Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Johnny Cash jam together in 1956 and sang some of their favorite songs Elvis sang mostly country songs from people like Ernest Tubb, Bill Monroe and Hank Snow. This recording is now known as "The Million Dollar Quartet".

- Scotty Moore and Bill Black played in a hillbilly band called The Starlite Wranglers before they joined Elvis. Bill Blacks biggest influence was bassist Fred Maddox from The Maddox Brothers & Rose (Americas most colorful hillbilly band) while Scotty Moore was influenced by Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.
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Some examples of how Elvis music was described in the beginning.

Elvis interviewed on May 13 1955 "Well, I never have given myself a name, but a lot of the disc jockeys call me boppin hillbilly"

American Statesman 1955: "He has a boppish approach to hillbilly music, half-bop half-western"

Elvis being introduced before a performance on May 26 1955: "We never have definitely settled on exactly what kind of music he sings, we call it country music but it sure is a lively country"

Elvis being introduced before a performance on The Louisiana Hayride October 1 1955 "You couldn't call it hillbilly exactly i guess we have to call it sort of bop type western...this is the new look in western music"

The Memphis Commercial Appeal October 14, 1954: "Elvis Presley, our homegrown hillbilly singer..."



All comments from YouTube:

joseph lemko

It is tough to beat the early Sun Record recordings. They were raw & came from the heart.

joseph lemko

@Everett Oehlschlaeger Great to hear from you. Keep on rockin'! ✌Stay Healthy👍

Everett Oehlschlaeger

AMEN !!!

Bruce G

you can't beat 'em

Tony Hall

Timeless. Still sounds awesome after 60 years !!!!!!

Jakey Boos

I was born in 1950 when i was four years old in 1954 he was shining bright with his music and bringing us listening it on YouTube and inspiring him until his death in August 16 of 1977 poor elvis dead

clevec

This is classic, it's here to stay!!!

Dan Dugan

Tony Hall they don’t call him “The King” for nothing and “Cheers” from Dundee, Scotland.

ITILII

And.... it always WILL sound awesome.....it's ELVIS !!!

Kebir Ben Kaccem

It is all about the Golden voice and the heart inside a person...Elvis was unique and special, he competed with no one but they all competed with him...everybody wanted to be like Elvis

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