Hound Dog - Elvis

12-bar blues chord sequence. The chords should be played as broken chords like this :.

Bass guitar can be added, playing roots of chords
Drum kit can play simple 8 beat pattern, with two pupils playing it. Once could play the bass drum and snare drum while the other plays the hi-hat (see Rockin' all over the world)

 The song is a little repetitive (blame Elvis, not me!) so it's a good idea to introduce some solos using the notes of the blues scale. After the 2nd verse, get one of the pupils to make up a solo using any of the notes below. Even two or 3 notes repeated, using a variety of rhythms can sound good.

Lyrics
You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

 When they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
When they said you was high-classed
Well that was just a lie
Well, you aint never caught a rabbit and you aint no friend of mine

 You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine

 When they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
When they said you was high-classed
Well that was just a lie
Well, you aint never caught a rabbit and you aint no friend of mine
 
 

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