HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL

Original Garland Jeffreys version


Ah-ha-ha-ha, ah-ha-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha-ha, ah-ha-ha-ha

Pockets of hate, rockets of love
It's never too late, the change in the color of
The color of her, the color of him
It really doesn't matter what skin you're in
Big yellow taxi cab passed me by
Stopped on the next corner to pick up a white guy
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Blame it on you, blame it on me
Now let's the race that won't let's get on history
Pain in my heart won't let me be
Take it from me but don't you take away my liberty
Father of coal, mother of pearl
Never too black to blush to pick up a white girl
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee
Little Richard,... [fades out]


Info

HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL is a song written by Garland Jeffreys and originally released on his 1991 album Don't Call Me Buckwheat.

Garland Jeffreys -- Don't Call Me Buckwheat (album cover art)
Garland Jeffreys – Don't Call Me Buckwheat

CD - RCA ‎(07863 61112-2) - USA, 1991
Cassette - RCA ‎(07863 61112-4)

The above lyrics are for the original Garland Jeffreys version of HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL as released in 1991.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen performed HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL live once, in 2003 with Garland Jeffreys. See the live 01 Nov 2003 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL on this website:

HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL [Live 01 Nov 2003 version]
HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL [Original Garland Jeffreys version]

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