One night I was late, came home from a date
  Slipped out of my shoes at the door
  Then from the front room, I heard a jump tune
  I looked in and here's what I saw...
  There in the night what a wonderful scene
  Mom was dancing with Dad to my record machine
  And while they danced, only one thing was wrong
  They were trying to waltz to a rock and roll song!

  a-one, two, and then rock
  a-one, two, and then roll
  They did the rock and roll waltz
  a-rock, two, three, a-roll, two, three
  It looked so cute to me
  I love the rock and roll waltz.

  a-one, two, and then rock
  a-one, two, and then roll
  a-one, two, and then jump
  It's good for your soul
  It's old but it's new
  Let's do the rock and roll waltz.

  There in the night what a wonderful scene
  Mom was dancing with Dad to my record machine
  And while they danced, only one thing was wrong
  They were trying to waltz to a rock and roll song!

  a-one, two, and then rock
  a-one, two, and then roll
  a-one, two, and then jump
  It's good for your soul
  It's old but it's new
  Let's do the rock and roll waltz
  Let's do the rock and roll waltz.