IT TOOK FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAKING,
THAT ROCK 'N' ROLL

(Words and music Jim Potts)
JIM POTTS (Recorded at Sun Studio, 2004)

It took fifty years in the making that Rock 'n' Roll
It took fifty years in the making that Rock 'n' Roll
Took fifty years in the making, 'til they had the whole world shaking
It took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll

They took a little English folk-song for rock 'n' roll
They took a little English folk-song for rock 'n' roll
They took a little English folk-song, then it didn't take 'em too long
Took fifty years in the making that rock 'n'roll

They took a little African beat for rock 'n' roll
They took a little African beat for rock 'n' roll
They took a little African beat 'til they had them tapping their feet
It took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll

They took a little gospel singing for rock 'n' roll
They took a little gospel singing for rock 'n' roll
They took a little gospel singing 'til they had them bells a-ringing
Took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll

They took some rhythm'n' blues for rock 'n' roll
They took some rhythm 'n' blues for rock 'n' roll
They took a lot of rhythm 'n' blues, 'cause they had nothing to lose
It took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll

They took a little country boogie for rock 'n' roll
They took a little country boogie for rock 'n' roll
They took a little country boogie and a lot of piano woogie
It took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll

They took a little nursery rhyme for rock 'n' roll
They took a little nursery rhyme for rock 'n' roll
They took some nursery rhyme so the kids could have a good time
It took fifty years in the making that rock 'n' roll