Music & lyrics by: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Originally recorded by: Elvis Presley
Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
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
The sad sack was a-sittin' on a block of stone
No one's 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"
Jailhouse Rock was recorded in 1957 by Elvis Presley for the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, in which he starred. In the movie, Elvis learns to sing and play a guitar in prison and later becomes a talented rock star. The song was later covered and recorded by many artists, including Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck Group, ZZ Top, and Motley Crue.
|Footnote - the background picture was taken in Tunica, MS at Samstown on 3/8/02 by Jennifer Schiffbauer. Rick is wearing "Elvis" glasses someone gave him.|