Eddie Cochran – Twenty Flight Rock (1956)

Ray Edward Cochran (3 de octubre de 1938 – 17 de abril de 1960) fue un músico de rock and roll estadounidense. Incluyó grabación en multipista y técnicas de distorsión en sus primeros singles. Sus canciones más famosas son Cochran son Twenty Flight Rock, Summertime Blues, C’mon Everybody y Somethin ‘Else.

Twenty Flight Rock fue interpretada originalmente por Eddie Cochran en la comedia cinematográfica de 1956 The Girl Can’t Help It y se lanzó como single al año siguiente.

Cochran murió a los 21 años tras un accidente de tráfico, mientras viajaba en un taxi en Chippenham, Wiltshire, durante su gira británica en abril de 1960, tras haber actuado en el teatro Hippodrome de Bristol.

Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (1956)

Letra

Oh well, I’ve got a girl with a record machine
When it comes to rockin’ she’s the queen
We love to dance on a Saturday night
All alone, I can hold her tight
But she lives in a twentiest floor up town
The elevator’s broken down

So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more
Up on the twelfth I started to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

When she calles me up on the telephone
Said “c’mon over honey, I’m all alone”
I said “baby, you’re mighty sweet
But I’m in the bed with a achin’ feet”
This went on for a couple of days
But I couldn’t stay away

So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more
Up on the twelfth I’m ready to drag
Fifteenth floor I started to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Well, they sent to Chicago for repairs
‘Till it’s a-fixed I’m using the stairs
Hope they hurry up before it’s too late
Want my baby too much to wait
All this climbin’ is gettin’ me down
They’ll find my corpse draped over a rail

But I climbed one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more
Up on the twelfth I’m ready to drag
Fifteenth floor I started to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock