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​That Is Rock & Roll

This song is by The Coasters and appears on the compilation album Baby That Is Rock 'N' Roll (2011).

In the beginning there was nothing but rocks
Then somebody invented the wheel
And things just began to roll

Did you ever hear a tenor sax
Swingin' like a rusty axe?
Honkin' like a frog down in a hollow log?
Baby, that is rock 'n' roll

Did you ever hear a guitar twang
Jingy, jingy, jingy, jang?
Ever hear those strings doin' crazy things?
Baby, that is rock 'n' roll

That ain't no freight train that you hear
Rollin' down the railroad tracks
That's a country-born piano man
Playin' in between the cracks

You say that music's for the birds
And you can't understand the words
Well, honey, if you did, you'd really blow your lid
'Cause baby, that is rock 'n' roll

That ain't no freight train that you hear
Rollin' down the railroad tracks
That's a country-born piano man
Playin' in between the cracks

You say that music's for the birds
And you can't understand the words
Well honey, if you did you'd really blow your lid

'Cause, baby, that is rock 'n'roll
(In the mornin')
Baby, that is rock 'n' roll
(In the evenin')
Baby, that is rock 'n' roll

Written by:

Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller