Тексты Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Goode
Mabellene
No Particular Place to Go
Rock & Roll Music
Roll Over Beethoven
School Days

Johnny B. Goode

Way down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens...
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy name of Johnny B. Goode...
He never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play the guitar like ringing a bell. 
(Chorus)
Go Go
Go Johnny Go
Go Go
Johnny B. Goode 
He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade,
Playing to the rhythm that the drivers made.
People passing by would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play 
(Chorus) 
His mama told him someday he would be a man,
And he would be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear him play his music when the sun go down
Maybe someday his name would be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight. 
(Chorus)

 

Mabellene

Mabellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Mabellene, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do. 
As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a coup de ville.
A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road,
nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford.
The cadillac doin' 'bout ninety-five,
she's bumper to bumber rollin' side by side. 
Mabellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Mabellene, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do. 
Pink in the mirror on top of the hill,
it's just like swallowin' up a medicine pill.
First thing I saw that Cadillac grille
doin' a hundred and ten gallopin' over that hill.
Offhill curve, a downhill strecth,
me and that Cadillac neck by neck. 
Mabellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Mabellene, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do. 
The Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford,
the Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more.
It then got clody and it started to rain,
I tooted my horn for a passin' lead
the rain water blowin' all under my hood,
I knew that was doin' my motor good. 
Mabellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Mabellene, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do. 
The motor cooled down, the heat went down
and that's when I heard that highway sound.
The Cadillac a-sittin' like a ton of lead
a hundred and ten a half a mile ahead.
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
and I caught Mabellene at the top of the hill. 
Mabellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Mabellene, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do. 

No Particular Place to Go

Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go 
Ridin' along in my automobile
I'se anxious to tell her the way I feel,
So I told her softly and sincere,
And she leaned and whispered in my ear
Cuddlin' more and drivin' slow,
With no particular place to go 
No particular place to go,
So we parked way out on the Kokomo
The night was young and the moon was bold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you imagine the way I felt?
I couldn't unfasten her safety belt! 
Ridin' along in my calaboose
Still tryin' to get her belt unloose
All the way home I held a grudge,
But the safety belt, it wouldn't budge
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

Rock & Roll Music

Just let me hear some of that
Rock And Roll Music,
Any old way you choose it;
It's got a back beat, you can't lose it,
Any old time you use it.
It's gotta be Rock And Roll Music,
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me. 
I've got no kick againt modern jazz,
Unless they try to play it too darn fast;
And change the beauty of the melody,
Until they sounded like a symphony,
That's why I go for that
Rock And Roll Music ... 
Don't care to hear 'em play a tango,
I'm in the mood to dig a mambo;
It's way to early for a congo,
So keep a rockin' that piano
So I can hear some of that
Rock And Roll Music ...

Roll Over Beethoven

I'm gonna write a little letter, 
gonna mail it to my local DJ.
It's a rockin' rhythm record 
I want my jockey to play.
Roll Over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today. 
You know, my temperature's risin' 
and the jukebox blows a fuse.
My heart's beatin' rhythm 
and my soul keeps on singin' the blues.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news. 
I got the rockin' pneumonia, 
I need a shot of rhythm and blues.
I think I'm rollin' arthiritis 
sittin' down by the rhythm review.
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two. 
Well, if you feel you like it
go get your lover, then reel and rock it.
Roll it over and move on up just
a trifle further and reel and rock it,
roll it over,
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two. 
Well, early in the mornin' I'm a-givin' you a warnin' 
don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,
ain't got nothin' to lose.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news. 
You know she wiggles like a glow worm,
dance like a spinnin' top.
She got a crazy partner, 
oughta see 'em reel and rock.
Long as she got a dime the music will never stop. 
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues. 

School Days

Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You studyin' hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone 
Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Keep up the teacher don't know how mean she looks (?) 
Soon as three o'clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get out of your seat
Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and 'round the bend
Right to the juke joint, you go in 
Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance,
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round we go 
Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance,
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round we go 
Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feelin' is there, body and soul.

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