Jailhouse Rock, Baptized Version

I dug up this clip a little while ago and thought it’d be fun to share. It’s from a rare Ernie Haase solo concert, and it features his Christian remake of Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.” The video was literally done with a handheld camera looking at a TV screen, so the quality is very poor (it also cuts away at the beginning to the lady who’s watching and eating donuts [edit: Nephos has pointed out that it’s actually an Elvis impersonator–clearly I was spacing out big-time not to have noticed!]). However, it’s still fun. Watch for a cameo from George Younce during the instrumental break. Ernie sets it up by talking about the different guys people tell him he looks like: Vince Gill, Gomer Pyle, Jay Leno, and finally The King:

Warden held revival in the county jail

Preacher told the inmates they was going to Hell

You better repent, come to Jesus today

He gave an invitation and a hundred men were saved

They rocked

Everybody, they rocked

Everybody in the whole cell block

Sing praises to the solid rock

Shifty turned to Henry

And he said “Goodness sake

The warden ain’t looking, Let’s make a break”

Henry turned to Shifty and he said, “I can’t

I’m gonna stick around and get born again”

They rocked

Everybody they rocked

Everybody in the whole cell block

Sing praises to the solid rock

Number 47 said to Number 3

“You the saddest jailbird I ever did see

You still ain’t consecrated but you can be free

Come on and sing praises to the rock with me”

Let’s rock, yeah

Everybody, let’s rock, yeah

Everybody in the whole cell block

Sing praises to the solid rock

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