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Dixieland Rock


(Schroeder / Frank)

Elvis recorded Dixieland Rock on January 16, 1958, at Radio Recorders for his 1958 film, King Creole. Take #14 is the one that was commercially released by RCA. The version of Dixieland Rock on the
King Creole LP was different in that it had seven downbeats instead of two. Aaron Schroeder and Rachel Frank are the composers. The EP, King Creole, Volume 2, incorrectly listed the composers as Claude DeMetrius and Fred Wise.


Well down in New Orleans at the Golden Goose
I grabbed a green-eyed dolly that was on the loose
Well I dig that music, well she said me too
I said pretty baby come on and let's do

1. The Dixieland rock
Well the Dixieland rock
Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me

With the blue light shining on her swinging hips
She got the drummer so nervous that he lost his sticks
The cornet player hit a note that's flat
The tromboner hit him while the poor cat sat

1. (repeat)

I was all pooped out and when the clock struck four
But she said no daddy can't leave the floor
She wore a clinging dress that fit so tight
She couldn't sit down so we danced all night

1. (repeat)
Let your hair dance Sugar, shake it
And do the Dixieland rock with me


Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the EP King Creole, Volume 2 »


- King Creole, Volume 2 (1958) »


- King Creole (1958) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »
– King Creole (1980) »

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- King Creole - The Music (2010) - FTD »

- King Creole (2015) - FTD »

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