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Rock Around the Clock!

C
One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock
C
Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, rock
C
Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock, rock
                              G7                  G7                G7 G7
We're gonna rock        a-round          the clock to - night.
 

              C(strum)
Put your glad rags on and join me, hon,
                                                C7
we'll have some fun when the clock strikes one
                      F                        
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
                    C
we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
                      G7                           F                           C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
 

                C
When the clock strikes two, three and four,
                                              C7
if the band slows down we'll yell for more
                      F                        
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
                     C
we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
                     G7                            F                           C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
 

solo
 
                C
When the chimes ring five, six and seven,
                        C7
we'll be right in seventh heaven.
                      F                        
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
                     C
we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
                     G7                           F                            C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
 

                C
When it's eight, nine, ten, eleven too,
                                   C7
I'll be goin' strong and so will you.
                     F                         
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
                    C
we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
                     G7                           F                            C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
 

solo
 
                C
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then,
                                      C7
start a rockin' round the clock again.
                      F                       
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
                    C
we're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
                     G7                           F                           C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
                     G7                           F                           C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
                      G7                           F                           C
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, a-round the clock to-night.
 

 

If you'd liike to see some '60's style' Dancing to this great song, check out the clip below!

 

 


The Solo's!

  • There are two solo's in 'Rock Around the Clock.' The first is the guitar solo and the second is a Saxophone and guitar solo combined.

  • Take a look at the tab parts below and learn them slowly at first!

  • The 'b7' on the second line of 'Solo Number 1' means that you need to 'bend' the string with your finger in the 7th fret on the G string.

  • The forward slash sign ('/') on the first line of 'Solo Number 2' means you slide both your fingers up to the 7th and 8th fret from a distance of about 2 frets (or how ever many you're feeling clever at! Good luck!)

  • Do take a listen to the examples for the timings and style of playing.

  • To DOWNLOAD a copy of the tab part for the solos please Click here...

Solo Number 1

 

Solo Number 1

 

A -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|

E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|

C -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|

G -0-0-2-0-3-0-3-2-|-0-0-2-0-3-0-3-2-|-0-0-2-0-3-0-3-2-|-0--0--0--0--|

 

 

A -----------------|-----------------|--0--------------|--0----------|

E -----------------|-----------------|----0---0--------|----0---0----|

C -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|

G --b7--0-b7--0----|--b7--0-b7--0----|-----------------|-------------|

 

 

A --5--4--3--2--|--3--2--1--0--|--------------|--------------||

E --------------|--------------|-----0--1--2--|--3--3--3--3--||

C --------------|--------------|--3-----------|--------------||

G --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||

 

 

Solo Number 2

 

Solo Number 2

 

A -/7-7-7--/7-7---|-7----7----|-/7-7-7--/7-7---|-7----7----|

E -/8-8-8--/8-8-8-|----8------|-/8-8-8--/8-8-8-|----8------|

C ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------|

G ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------|

 

 

A -/6-6-6--/6-6---|-6----6----|-/7-7-7--/7-7---|-7----7----|

E -/8-8-8--/8-8-8-|----8------|-/8-8-8--/8-8-8-|----8------|

C ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------|

G ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------|

 

 

A -/5-5-5--/5-5---|-5----5----|-/7-7-7--/7-7---|-7----7----||

E -/7-7-7--/7-7-7-|----7------|-/8-8-8--/8-8-8-|----8------||

C ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------||

G ----------------|-----------|----------------|-----------||

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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