PLAY ME A ROCK AND ROLL SONG

by Valdy, arr. Larry Nickel

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featuring the Jubilate Vocal Ensemble
Imagine being booed off the stage by an audience that wants only Rock and Roll music. This was one of Valdy’s big hits, back in the 1970’s. The message still rings true today.

LYRICS

I came into town as a man of renown 
A writer of songs about freedom and joy 
The hall had been rented and I was presented 
As the kind of a singer most folks could enjoy 

As I climbed up the stair to the stage that was there 
It was obvious something was missing 
I could tell by the vibes they wouldn’t be bribed 
They weren’t in the mood to listen 
They yelled out 

Play me a rock ‘n’ roll song 
Don’t give me songs about freedom and joy 
Play me a rock ‘n’ roll song 
Or don’t play me no song at all 

I played them some songs about peace and contentment 
things I have come to believe in 
When I was through to a chorus of boo 
Some track star yelled thank God he’s leaving 

refrain

Well if I played you a rock ‘n’ roll song 
It wouldn’t be fair ‘cause my head isn’t there 
So I’ll leave you with your rock ‘n’ roll songs 
And make my way back to the country 
Still I can hear 

Play me a rock ‘n’ roll song 
Don’t give me music that I don’t want to hear 
Play me a rock ‘n’ roll song 
I should have stayed home with a small case of beer 
Play me a rock ‘n’ roll song 
Or don’t play me no song at all 

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