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When Elvis sang he rocked and he rolled.  
His fans jumped up and shimmied, I'm told. 
The folks in Tupelo 
got all shook up below, 
like devils and demons got a hold.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2011 1:10:00 PM
    I like Elvis to,yes I do.(and rock and roll) OXOX Love from Norway and Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 10:33:00 PM
    but still he was so bold, an was a shakijg all over, an graceland does him hold? (been there) Yes Johns the second war crazy guys were put behind the "green fence" at Goodna asylum , so mostly they pretended to be sane i'm told :(

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 3:17:00 PM
    awsome i like elvis

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 11:38:00 PM
    an he was just too much.... been cross the Mississippi yes, Graceland i confess, had it all the King that died, Aussies felt his loss inside, one man the lord did bless... one gal said they'd swing to me knees, time has said no not of these, as nature has implied, unencumbered, cos to ride, indeed...

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 2:41:00 AM
    I am ALL SHOOK UP over this limerick of yours, John! Total play on words, of course. I was on my way home from day care camp when I heard on the radio he died. Even I cried...he changed the face of music today....and for many more generations to come. :) Fun reading more of your works. Keep that pen a shakin'. Bacon!

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Yeah I remember when he first went on stae and they wouldn't show him below the waist on TV because his gyrations were so crude. (goodness gracious, GREAT BALLS O FIRE!!!) To quote another oldey but goody. (the killer) Good write here my friend. God Bless, JB

    Date: 10/8/2011 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good ol shaker Jerry Lee, breathless singing sure was he, onetime..
  1. Date: 10/2/2011 6:05:00 PM
    Yep, and then came the Beatles and then Woodstock... Elvis ushered in hell in a handbasket.. thank goodness for reality TV! Beauty eve, John~N

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Cute one..Enjoyed reading your work..If written for a contest, reads like a winning work..Good luck...I remember when Elvis came on TV years ago..My father got up and said we are not watching that they should not let him on TV..Of course, daddy changed the channel and that was that..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

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    Date: 10/2/2011 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yea, my dad stomped in, grabbed all my Elvis records and busted them over his knee; never said a word. It's funny now.
  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:41:00 PM
    LOL Back in his day, Elvis did seem "too sexy" for some, but I love the way he moved on stage. The "all shook up feeling" was welcome. Great Limerick! Hope you wrote one for John's contest, too. BTW, the thieves at my Dad's house were never caught and it's been two years. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 1:40:00 PM
    And they used to say he was the demon too! Times sure have changed since Elvis shook 'em up, John. Good limerick. And I didn't know how to pronounce Tupelo until I saw you rhyme it with below!