Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes

Perkins' original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks at the number two position.

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“Blue Suede Shoes” is a rock-and-roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins’ original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks at the number two position.

Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” in 1956 and it appears as the opening track of his eponymous debut album Elvis Presley. Presley performed his version of the song three different times on national television. It was also recorded by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, among many others.



Single Carl Perkins Sun 1956
Single Carl Perkins Sun 1956

B-side “Honey Don’t”
Released February 1956
Recorded December 19, 1955
Studio Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Rockabilly, rock and roll
Length 2:14
Label Sun
Songwriter(s) Carl Perkins
Producer(s) Sam Phillips





Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes Lyrics

Well it’s one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready now go babe go

But don’t you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can knock me down, step on my face
Slander my name all over the place
Do anything that you going to do
But uh, uh, honey lay off of my shoes

Now don’t you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can burn my house, Steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
Do anything that you wanna do
But uh uh honey lay off of my shoes

Now don’t you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can knock me down, step on my face
Slander my name all over the place
Do anything that you wanna do
But uh, uh, honey lay off of my shoes

Well it’s blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue
You can do anything but lay off of my blue
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Single Carl Perkins Sun 1956
Single Carl Perkins Sun 1956
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