Rock Of Ages

Words & Music:

Joe Elliot, Richard Savage, Richard Allen,

Steve Clark, Peter Willis & Robert Lange (Def Leppard)


This is transcribed in the September 2004 issue of Guitar One and the July/August 2009 issue of Guitar Edge.


[spoken as a count-off:  Gunter, glieben, glauchen, globen]


INTRO:  [improv lyrics over this]

E5  D5  B5  A5  D5  [2x]  E5  D5  B5  A5  D5  E5



Rise up! Gather 'round!  Rock this place to the ground.

Burn it up, let's go for broke.  Watch the night go up in smoke

Rock on! (rock on!)  Drive me crazier.

No serenade, no fire brigade, just Pyromania, c'mon!



A5  G5              A5  G5

    What do you want?   What do you want?

E5               A5  G5          E5

I want rock'n'roll.  Yes, I do!  Long live rock'n'roll!


Oh, let's go, let's strike a light.  We're gonna blow like dynamite.

I don't care if it takes all night; gonna set this town alight, c'mon!





C5                         Em

Rock of ages, rock of ages still rollin', keep a-rollin'.

C5                         Em

Rock of ages, rock of ages still rollin', rock'n'rollin'.


We got the power, got the glory.


Just say you need it, and if you need it,

         E5   D5   B5  A5  D5

Say "Yeah!"


[spoken:  "Now, listen to me:"]

I'm Burnin', burnin', I got the fever.  I know for sure, there ain't no cure.

So, feel it, don't fight it, go with the flow.

Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme one more for the road.








OUTRO:  E5  D5  B5  A5  D5  E5  D5 | E5  D5  B5  A5  D5  E5 | A5


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