The band was jumpin' & the joint began to swing -- shoulda heard those knocked out jailbirds sing
Let's rock, everybody let's rock -- everybody in the whole cell block -- 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 -- whole rhythm section was the purple gang
# 47 said to # 3: -- "U R da cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted w/ your company" -- come on & do the jailhouse rock with me
Sad sack was a sittin' on a block of stone -- way over in the corner weepin' all alone
Warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square -- if you cant find a partner use a wooden chair"
Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For Heaven's 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"