Jailhouse Rock
The Teenagers & Frankie Lymon Lyrics


The warden threw a party in the county jail.
The prison band was there and they began to wail.
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing.
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock.

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone.
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang,
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang.
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' 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.
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock.

The sad sack was a sittin' on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin' all alone.
The warden said, hey, buddy, don't you be no square.
If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair.
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock.

Shifty Henry said to bugs, for heavens sake,
No ones lookin', 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.
Lets rock, everybody, lets rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock.

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BENJAMIN WEISMAN, FRED WISE

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Comments from YouTube:

Goedhartbros

Frankie Lymon and Elvis Presley were both found dead on the bathroom at an early age. R.I.P. Elvis and Frankie. They both have their own style so they are not really in competition.

1rnbrother4u

Man; that dude wasn't a joke! He was the real deal.

Greg Candalez

Loved this version, loved Frankie's matured voice. It may not be his signature soprano, but it's depth transpired credibility, in my opinion.

HendrixDoors

This should have been a number 1 hit

SuperJazzymusic

frankie has an amazing voice.

J Witherspoon

It's so interesting to hear how his voice was changing here.

Gerald Farano

I wonder if Frankie even realized how much his voice had changed, he wasn't a tenor anymore it sounds like he became a baritone after he went through puberty, I know I won't ever forget him R.I.P.

Myron Smith

He could be singing today and would be at the top of the charts

Mike E.

This version deserves endless STARS......Elvis would be impressed!!!! he's that good! Thanks for bringing it to Youtube.......

Tyler Tate

Listen to that voice though

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