There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on Up in cell block number 9 The warden said come out with your hands up in the air If you don't stop this riot, you all gonna get the chair Scar-face Jones said, "It's too late to quit" Pass the dynamite 'cause the fuse is lit There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on There's a riot … There's a riot goin' on The song's setting takes place at a correctional facility. There's a Riot Goin' On is the fifth studio album by American funk and psychedelic soul band Sly and the Family Stone.It was recorded from 1970 to 1971 at Record Plant Studios in Sausalito, California and released later that year on November 20 by Epic Records.The album's recording was dominated by band frontman Sly Stone during a period of drug use and intra-group tension. The trouble started in cell block number four It spread like fire across the prison floor I said "Come on boys, get ready to run - Here comes the warden with a tommy gun" There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on Up in cell block number nine. In his version it was July 13, 1968, at 4:00 am and originated in cell block #3. The song has been covered by many cross-genre artists such as The Grateful Dead, Wanda Jackson, Vicki Young, Johnny Winter, Dr. Feelgood, The Blues Brothers, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Johnny Cash, and Flat Duo Jets. Our warden said Come out with your hands up in the air If you don’t stop this riot you’re all gonna get the chair And Scarface Jones said It’s too late to quit Pass the dynamite, don’t you give me any shit. A man is serving his prison sentence for armed robbery. Warden came in with a big Tommy gun Bang-bang-bang, trying to stop our fun The warden said, "Come out with your hands up in the air If you don't stop this riot, you're all gonna get the chair" It got our men There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on Up in cell block number nine. It is from the perspective of an inmate who describes a riot in his prison. Theres a riot going on Theres a riot going on Theres a riot going on Up in cell block number nine Our warden said come out with your hands up in the air If you dont stop this riot youre all gonna get the chair And scarface jones said its too late to quit Pass the dynamite, dont you give me any shit Theres a riot going on Theres a riot going on Song information for Riot in Cell Block Number 9 - Roger Chapman & the Shortlist on AllMusic The trouble started in cell block number four That's where [??] There's a riot goin' on 9", also spelled "Riot in Cell Block Number 9" and "Riot in Cell Block #9", is a 1954 song by R&B group The Robins (later reformed into The Coasters). There’s a riot going on There’s a riot going on There’s a riot going on Up in cell block number nine. Up in cell block number nine. The song was first recorded by The Robins the same year. 9 from Dr. Feelgood's All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977) and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. "Riot in Cell Block No. NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS. 9 by Dr. Feelgood Riot In Cell Block No. There's a riot goin' on Down in cell block number 9 The riot started down in cell block number 4 Spread like wild fire across the prison floor Scar-face Jones said, "It's too late to quit" Y'all gotta stop that stuff goin' on over there If ya don't stop that riot, y'all gonna get the chair I said, "Hey now boys, get ready to run Here come the warden with an automatic gun" There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on Down in cell block number 9 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I said, "Hey now boys, get ready to run There's a riot goin' on Down in cell block number 9 The riot started down in cell block number 4 Spread like wild fire across the prison floor Scar-face Jones said, "It's too late to quit" Spread like wild fire across the prison floor It started in cell block #4 and continued through the prison hall from cell to cell. Down in cell block number 9, The riot started down in cell block number 4 [1] That recording was one of the first R&B hits to use sound effects and employed a Muddy Waters stop-time riff as the instrumental backing.[1]. Learn how and when to remove this template message, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Riot_in_Cell_Block_Number_9&oldid=1000918467, Songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen songs, Articles needing additional references from January 2019, All articles needing additional references, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 10:43. It was later covered by Eric Lapointe. This is "Riot In Cell Block Number 9" by RudeHouse Studio on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. There's a riot going on up in cell block number 9 The trouble all started up in cell block number 4 It spread like fire across the prison floor. The song was first recorded by The Robins the same year. I heard the whistle blow then I heard somebody yell, There's a riot goin' on Read about Riot in Cell Block No. View and print "Riot In Cell Block No 9 lyrics" and view all "Dr Feelgood" MIDI and MP3 backing tracks via links under the DETAILS section. I was servin' time for armed robbery Lyrics for Riot In Cell Block Number Nine by The Blues Brothers. but it was never released until they put a version on their 2011 album Live & Alternative Songs. Here come the warden with an automatic gun", In the forty-seventh hour the tear gas The first, The Robins 1954 hit “Riot in Cell Block #9”, has as its chorus “There’s a Riot Goin’ On”. Copyright: Writer(s): Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber Lyrics Terms of Use, July the second, it was nineteen sixty-three It was December the sixth 1983 I was doin' time for armed robbery At four in the morning, I was sitting in my cell I heard a whistle blow, and I heard somebody yell. There's a riff in the verse, I've written the chords but you can just play those notes to get it right. Riot In Cell Block No. There's a riot going on There's a riot going on There's a riot going on Up in cell block number nine. "Riot in Cell Block #9" is a classic and pervasive R&B song composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1954. There's a riot goin' on There's a riot goin' on Up in cell block number nine The trouble started in cell block no. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine Lyrics, Blues Brothers, It was December the sixth 1983 I was doin' time for Song information for Riot in Cell Block #9 - Wanda Jackson on AllMusic The jailhouse warden, armed with a Thompson sub machine gun, threatens to execute all the prisoners if the riot doesn't stop soon, but one of them, Scarface Jones, retaliates by carrying dynamite. © 2021 METROLYRICS, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. At four o'clock in the mornin', I was sleepin' in my cell I heard a whistle blow, then I heard somebody yell (There's a riot goin' on) (There's a riot goin' on) (There's a riot goin' on) Up in cellblock number 9 The trouble started in cellblock number four It spread like fire across the prison floor I … There's a riot goin' on (There's a riot goin' on) There's a riot goin' on Up in cell block number nine. We are all back in our cells I said "OK boys, get ready to run 'Cause here comes the warden with his tommy gun" The warden said "Come out with your hands up in the air If you don't stop this riot, you're all gonna get the chair" The Beach Boys originally covered the song for their 1965 album Beach Boys' Party! That recording was one of the first R&B hits to use sound effects and employed a Muddy Waters stop-time riff as the instrumental backing. 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