Riot in Cell Block #9
Wanda Jackson Lyrics

On July the second, nineteen fifty three
I was serving time in Tehachapi
Four o'clock in the morning
I was sleepin' in my cell
I heard a whistle blow
And I heard somebody yell

There's a riot goin' on
There's a riot goin' on
There's a riot goin' on
Up in cell block number nine

The trouble all started up in cell block #4
It spread like fire across the prison floor
Warden came in with a big Tommy gun
Bang-bang-bang, tryin' to stop our fun

The warden said, come out
With your hands up in the air
If you don't stop this riot
You're all gonna get the chair
Two-gun Mathilda said
It's too late to quit
Pass the dynamite Molly
'Cause man, this fuse is lit

They called the state militia
To help them win the fight
Drove up to the prison
In the middle of the night
Each and every trooper
He looked so tall and fine
All the chicks went crazy
Up in cell block number nine

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Bell Pebber

This song is gonna be the tune for a scene in my book

queezle 427

There is a romance book 'In A Badger Way' by Shelly Laurenston that had this song in a scene. The book is what brought me here. I recommend the author and the book.

Bread Seed

She was born in a rockabbilly planet,for sure!

Stephen Collins

Wanda rockin it again !!!

Robert Sisson

Wanda had a huge love from guess who? The CRAMPS. They all met each other. The rest is history.


I didn't knew that, thank you !

Chance Watkins

Thanks for sharing; Jesus Christ Bless. : )

Stephen Collins

There's a riot going on and you started it baby !!!

alex arolas garcia

Esta buena canción la cantaron THE ROBINS en el año 1954 y la versionaron muchos cantantes como THE BLUES BROTHERS en el año 1983 y WANDA JACKSON la versiono en el año 1961

Blue Lava


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