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Elvis Preley performs "King Creole"

King Creole is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.The song was and performed by Elvis Presley and recorded in 1958, and laid foundations to a musical drama film, King Creole. The song is based on King Creole, a Cajun guitar player from New Orleans who is proficient in all different styles of rock and roll.

The song was released as a single in the UK in 1958. It reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart. In 2007 the single was re-released and spent one week in the chart at No. 15.

The song is about a man of Creole descent who is a freelancing street performer in New Orleans. The man in the song, who goes by the nickname of King Creole, is known for his style of solo guitar playing. It is said in the song that he "holds his guitar like a Tommy gun", which gives the notion that "King Creole" used a grip on his guitar which involved keeping the body of the guitar close to his center of his chest, therefore holding the neck of the guitar in an extended arm, though no information is given which arm he used. It can be inferred from the song that King Creole used an electric guitar, since the song mentions string bending and rock-and-roll, a genre not usually played as lead on the acoustic guitar. The song also states that King Creole played from a well-rounded song repertoire, and would play light, dark, serious, and nonsense music

Elvis Presley - King Creole Lyrics

 

King Creole

There's a man in New Orleans

Who plays rock and roll

He's a guitar man

With a great big soul

He lays down a beat

Like a ton of coal

He goes by the name of King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Hip-shaking King Creole

When the king starts to do it

It's as good as done

He holds his guitar

like a Tommy gun

He starts to growl

From way down his throat

He bends a string

And that's all she wrote

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Hip-shaking King Creole

Well, he sings a song about a crawdad hole

He sings a song about a jelly roll

He sings a song about meat and greens

He sings some blues about New Orleans

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Hip-shaking King Creole

Well, he plays something evil

Then he plays something sweet

No matter what he plays

You got to get up on your feet

When he gets the rockin' fever

Baby, heaven sakes

He don't stop playin'

'Till his guitar breaks

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Hip-shaking King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone

Hip-shaking King Creole


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