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Chuck Berry: Maybellene | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Maybellene» von Chuck Berry.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1955 07 (Single)
Label: Chess 1604
Songwriter Chuck Berry
Produktion: Leonard Chess & Phil Chess
Genre: Rock'n'Roll - Carsound

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Chuck Berrys erste Single. Dieser Song ist eine Reinterpretation von Bob Wills' Stück Ida Red. Ida Red war aber wiederum ein traditioneller Song, den es in vielen Variationen gab. Chuck Berry ging von einer Bluegrass-Version aus. Der TV-Moderator Alan Freed erhielt Co-Writing-Rechte, weil er den Song promotete. Heute ist das korrigiert.

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Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Leonard Chess
Phil Chess

Lyrics

Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh maybellene, 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 maybellene 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. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh maybellene, 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. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh maybellene, 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. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh maybellene, 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 maybellene at the top of the hill. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh maybellene, why can't you be true? You've started back doing the things you used to do.