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Thread: Did Elvis ever record "School Days"?

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    Did Elvis ever record "School Days"?

    While importing the FTD's "New Year's Eve" I started wondering why they put the song "Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll" as "School Days" on the back cover; do they have any kind of quality control? Or did Elvis ever record that song (which is a no, according to ElvisNews) or perform it live?

    Or am I missing something...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jth View Post
    While importing the FTD's "New Year's Eve" I started wondering why they put the song "Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll" as "School Days" on the back cover; do they have any kind of quality control? Or did Elvis ever record that song (which is a no, according to ElvisNews) or perform it live?

    Or am I missing something...?
    It's a Chuck Berry song, called School Days. The "Hail, Hail" part is merely the chorus - which the TCB Band played at the end of the intros.

    Elvis hummed along with it, although several times he sang the full words (of the chorus).
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    Thanks, now I'll guess I'm going to change the song title on my iPod - however, strange that ElvisNews lists the song as "Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll"

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    Here are the lyrics fro Chuck's official site. You'd know the song as soon as you heard it, I'm sure ...

    Up in the mornin' and out to school
    The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
    American history and practical math
    You study' em hard and hopin' to pass
    Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
    And the guy behind you won't leave you alone

    Ring ring goes the bell
    The cook in the lunchroom's ready to sell
    You're lucky if you can find a seat
    You're fortunate if you have time to eat
    Back in the classroom open you books
    Gee but the teacher don't know
    How mean she looks

    Soon as three o'clock rolls around
    You finally lay your burden down
    Close up your books, get out of your seat

    Down the halls and into the street
    Up to the corner and 'round the bend
    Right to the juke joint you go in

    *Drop the coin right into the slot
    You gotta hear something that's really hot

    With the one you love you're makin' romance
    All day long you been
    Wantin' to dance
    Feelin' the music from head to toe
    'Round and 'round and 'round you go

    (*Repeat)

    Hail, hail rock'n'roll
    Deliver me from the days of old
    Long live rock'n'roll
    The beat of the drum is loud and bold
    Rock rock rock'n'roll
    The feelin' is there body and soul
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    School Days and Hail Hail Rock and Roll are the same songs. Hail Hail Rock and Roll is the last verse for School Days. They are the same. You will see Hail, Hail Rock and Roll listed because that is all Elvis sings of it. Most of the time and those times are correct is when it is listed as School Days. That is the correct song and not Hail Hail Rock and Roll.

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    Good thread

    I always wondered why this song was called school days,but now I know why.
    Thanks for the information
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