In the beginning Back in nineteen fifty-five Man didn't know about a rock 'n' roll show And all that jive The white man had the schmaltz The black man had the blues No one knew what they was gonna do But Tchaikovsky had the news He said
"Let there be light", and there was light "Let there be sound", and there was sound "Let there be drums", and there was drums "Let there be guitar", and there was guitar "Let there be rock"
And it came to pass That rock 'n' roll was born All across the land every rockin' band Was blowing up a storm The guitar man got famous The businessman got rich And in every bar there was a super star With a seven year itch There were fifteen million fingers Learning how to play And you could hear the fingers picking And this is what they had to say
"Let there be light" "Sound" "Drums" "Guitar" "Let there be rock"
One night in a club called 'the shaking hand' There was a ninety-two decibel rocking band The music was good and the music was loud And the singer turned and he said to the crowd -