I say I am no gambler and she says: you wanna quit?
I say I've never played before and she says: why don’t you just come and sit
By me, mama? Why don’t you just come and sit and watch my game…
See me as I rumble, watch me as I call,
Catch me take a tumble on a calculated fall:
If you learn to do this right, Hon' ,
By God, I'm gonna teach you Rock 'n' Roll !
She says I've got to be there with my money-
I ask her will I know the game and when?
She says: I'm gonna teach you if it takes me all night, Honey,
So until then, oh until then…
You wanna be a cruiser, you gotta play a folder
So that you never lose her, you've gotta learn to hold her
If you play your cards right, Honey,
By mornin' I'll have taught you Rock 'n' Roll !