Rock Around The Clock Lesson
On The Acoustic

Rock Around The Clock Chords And Lyrics Bill Haley And The Comets

Below is a a free Rock Around The Clock lesson for the acoustic, free pdf download, lyrics to the song and a purchase link for a small fee if you need to download this one on your system.

Rock Around The Clock Lesson
Chords And Lyrics
Tips & Pdf

The writer who wrote this song said he specifically wrote it with Bill Haley in mind but the song was recorded by another artist by the name of Sonny Dae And His Knights in Mar of 1954. Bill Haley for some reason never recorded the song until a month later in Apr of 1954.

Two takes combined made the final cut. And because of a delay arriving at the studio to record the song, Sammy Davis Jr's studio time was delayed and he waited in the hallway while this song was being recorded.

Bill Haley's version and this song itself is considered the song that brought Rock N Roll into the mainstream. When a song gets that sort of label, you know it's big. It was also featured in the 1955 movie Blackboard Jungle. The song reached #1 in the US and Australia and was a top in in several other countries.

My vocal version on the Rock Around The Clock chords and lyrics page is on the low end as I don't have the range in this original key. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a chop on some chords and then the standard rock and roll up and down steady rhythm with hammer-ons
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D7, E7

Rock Around The Clock Lesson Lyrics

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock - Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, rock
Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock, rock - We're gonna rock around the clock tonight

Put your glad rags on, join me hon' - we'll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight - we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
We're gonna rock, we're gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes two, three and four if the band slows down we'll yell for more
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight - we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the chimes ring five, six and seven - we'll be right in seventh heaven
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight - we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
We're gonna rock, we're gonna rock around the clock tonight

Oh, when it's eight, nine, ten, eleven too I'll be goin' strong and so will you
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight - we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
We're gonna rock, we're gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes twelve we'll cool off then - start rockin' 'round the clock again
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight - We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
We're gonna rock, we're gonna rock around the clock tonight

There you have it ... my Rock Around The Clock lesson on the acoustic with a pdf download, lyrics and some tips on the playing this one at your next party.. 

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