Rock Around The Clock

Words & Music:

Max Freedman & Jimmy DeKnight


At a blistering 180 bpm, Danny Cerdone's solo for this is considered one of the best guitar solos of all time.  The site has a complete page devoted to the solo, the gear & a tab (pasted below).  BTW, the actual tabber is a man named Stu Frederick of The Rivers Rockabilly Trio who did it as a favor to Vince Gordon for The Jime page.  It's time they both got their due!   Enjoy!



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!

A7          E7

We're gonna rock around the clock tonight!



Put your glad rags on and join me, hon'.


We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one!




We're gonna rock around the rock tonight,


We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad day light,

            E7                D7                A

We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight.


When the clock strikes two, three, and four,

If the band slows down we'll yell for more!






When the chimes ring five, and six, and seven,

We'll be rockin' up in seventh heav'n,




A   A7   D7   A   E7   A


Solo Tab [tab from] - all bends are a half-step:















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