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Maybellene
Chuck Berry Lyrics


Maybellene, why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side
Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' 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 cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good
Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

Oh, Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' 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 asittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile aheadv The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Mabellene 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 doin' the things you used to do

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Written by: Chuck Berry

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Scouser on the Wirral

“Elvis is the Greatest there was, is or ever will be” -Chuck Berry

“I thank God for Elvis Presley, he’s the King but I’m the queen of rock and roll ”— Little Richard

“Without Elvis none of us would have made It”—Buddy Holly

“I got into rock and roll after seeing Elvis in concert i wanted to be a rock star just like Elvis” —Jimi Hendrix

“He (Elvis) was the firstest with the mostest”—Roy Orbison

“Before Elvis There was Nothing...without him there’d be No Beatles” -John Lennon

“All we ever wanted to be was Elvis...the coolest guy ever” —Paul McCartney

“Elvis was the start of it for me, Hearing Jailhouse Rock got me into rock music” —Elton John

“Elvis was the first he got the ball rolling for us all-He deserves the recognition”—Jim Morrison

“Elvis was a major Hero of mine” —David Bowie

The list of the biggest bands and artists who call Elvis the King and name him as a major influence is countless and it covers a wide scope of genres from Classical , opera to Rock and Metal to Pop to hip hop

Every major rock act basically has been influenced by Elvis Presley either directly or indirectly there’s no escaping that he is the biggest influence in the history of recorded music.



Scouser on the Wirral

Elvis was creating and inventing rockabilly in July 1954 had Rock songs that rocked more harder than the originals ever did,

Elvis Presley was recording his sun classics well before Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jackie Wilson, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent , Everly bros, had ever made their first record

Thats All Right (Elvis, 1954) Good Rockin tonight (Elvis, 1954) Milkcow Blues Boogie (Elvis, 1954) Fool Fool Fool (Elvis, Jan 1955) Shake, Rattle and Roll,(Elvis Jan 1955) Baby Let’s Play House (Elvis, Feb 1955)

I know you rock and roll history revisionists want to change history with your black artists bias but the truth will always come forth most of the Elvis haters wasn’t even around when he died never mind in the 50s and that just shows you their ignorant collection narrative

Wether you like it or not, fact is, is nobody was touched or changed music like Elvis Presley
It didn’t matter he never wrote songs he made them his own it didn’t matter that wasn’t a virtuoso on the guitar that didn’t matter

What mattered is what was important, that Elvis with him mixing white with black creating rockabilly was the spearhead of the new genre of beat music that was universal to everyone in Rock and Roll

People forget he was heard before he was seen and they thought he was black and white radio stations wouldn’t play him because of that but Elvis persevered and thankfully the world and music was better for him

Nobody looked like him
Nobody sounded like him
Nobody had it all like him
A hip swivelling guitar playing singing james Dean and marlon Brando
The 50s wasn’t ready for Rock Music but Elvis had other ideas and he kicked down the doors that stopped and segregated blacks from getting seen and heard in the industry

It’s not a coincidence that the black people of his time who lived during his start all highly praises Elvis and the ones that hate him are the history revisionists who have about 5 pubic hairs between them listening to fake narrative that Elvis was a racist just to try and get people not to like him

That’s jealousy and bitterness and biased towards your own kind
Rock and roll Music ain’t like that it’s for everyone, the ghetto hip hop black culture are not very welcoming look at how Eminem is treated in the hip hop circles by rappers who couldn’t even spell his name never mind be better than him

The only people who know the truth about the history of rock and roll are the people who were there
Listen to Rufus Thomas, B.B. King, Jackie Wilson, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard who all give credit to Elvis and know what he was all about and what he actually did to help them and black culture like nobody had ever done, those are the people who will tell you about Elvis
Not chuck D, not any hip hopper because they went around when Elvis died



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Immortal majority leader

the true King of Rock n roll. everybody from the beach boys, the Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Clapton... everybody knows that Chuck was the real King of Rock n roll. everybody learned from Chuck, including me.

Immortal majority leader

@Steven Schmidt the industry is a running joke and should never become indicative of what people really like.

Steven Schmidt

I like Elvis but i dont love his music with that said anyone who says anyone other than Elvis is the King of rock n roll is straight ignorant and is incredibly disrespectful to the entire music industry.

William Whitman

@Scouser on the WirralWhat is more those people liked and respected each other, for the most part, well everyone liked Elvis anyways. The things people say today are just "putting words in another person's mouth". Are they attempting to "start feuds" between people who had no hard feelings between each other at all? And in fact got along quite well.
It wasn't just the other rock stars who loved Elvis, but the fans as well. The crowds he attracted are legendary and everybody was loving it.
He was everywhere.

Immortal majority leader

@Scouser on the Wirral As an entertainer, yes. Definitely.
As a rock n roll singer songwriter guitarist, it's not even close. It's chuck.

Scouser on the Wirral

“Elvis is the Greatest there was, is or ever will be” -Chuck Berry

“I thank God for Elvis Presley, he’s the King but I’m the queen of rock and roll ”— Little Richard

“Without Elvis none of us would have made It”—Buddy Holly

“I got into rock and roll after seeing Elvis in concert i wanted to be a rock star just like Elvis” —Jimi Hendrix

“He (Elvis) was the firstest with the mostest”—Roy Orbison

“Before Elvis There was Nothing...without him there’d be No Beatles” -John Lennon

“All we ever wanted to be was Elvis...the coolest guy ever” —Paul McCartney

“Elvis was the start of it for me, Hearing Jailhouse Rock got me into rock music” —Elton John

“Elvis was the first he got the ball rolling for us all-He deserves the recognition”—Jim Morrison

“Elvis was a major Hero of mine” —David Bowie

The list of the biggest bands and artists who call Elvis the King and name him as a major influence is countless and it covers a wide scope of genres from Classical , opera to Rock and Metal to Pop to hip hop

Every major rock act basically has been influenced by Elvis Presley either directly or indirectly there’s no escaping that he is the biggest influence in the history of recorded music.

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Stephen Joiner

Ladies and gentlemen: The originator, the creator, the master of rock and roll music.

Cool Daddy

@Scouser on the Wirral Well said my friend. I was around as a teenager in the 50's and I am sick and tired of telling revisionists what it was like. All these Elvis haters and haters of any white involvement in R'n'R are all revisionists and never lived through those times. They can say whatever bile they want but they cannot change history and can never downgrade the position of Elvis. Not one black artist of the time has/had a bad word to say about Elvis but you cannot get through to these cretons. They keep saying Elvis stole from blacks but never say the same when one black takes from another black. They are simply vile anti whites. Yes, R'n'B/Jump Blues played a major part in the development of R'n'R but so did Hillbilly and Western Swing. Chucks first R'n'R record was in late 55, Little Richards was also at that time. When Elvis was singing Good Rockin Tonight Little Richard was singing not very good turgid R'n'B.
I will disagree slightly with you and say that the first true R'n'R record was Bill Haleys Rock Around The Clock which predated Elvis by a few months. Idiots even try and claim that Rocket 88 was the first R'n'R record. It was nothing special at the time, just another Jump Blues tune. Both Ike Turner and the singer of the song Jackie Brenston have stated that it was Jump Blues/R'n'B.

Scouser on the Wirral

Elvis was creating and inventing rockabilly in July 1954 had Rock songs that rocked more harder than the originals ever did,

Elvis Presley was recording his sun classics well before Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jackie Wilson, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent , Everly bros, had ever made their first record

Thats All Right (Elvis, 1954) Good Rockin tonight (Elvis, 1954) Milkcow Blues Boogie (Elvis, 1954) Fool Fool Fool (Elvis, Jan 1955) Shake, Rattle and Roll,(Elvis Jan 1955) Baby Let’s Play House (Elvis, Feb 1955)

I know you rock and roll history revisionists want to change history with your black artists bias but the truth will always come forth most of the Elvis haters wasn’t even around when he died never mind in the 50s and that just shows you their ignorant collection narrative

Wether you like it or not, fact is, is nobody was touched or changed music like Elvis Presley
It didn’t matter he never wrote songs he made them his own it didn’t matter that wasn’t a virtuoso on the guitar that didn’t matter

What mattered is what was important, that Elvis with him mixing white with black creating rockabilly was the spearhead of the new genre of beat music that was universal to everyone in Rock and Roll

People forget he was heard before he was seen and they thought he was black and white radio stations wouldn’t play him because of that but Elvis persevered and thankfully the world and music was better for him

Nobody looked like him
Nobody sounded like him
Nobody had it all like him
A hip swivelling guitar playing singing james Dean and marlon Brando
The 50s wasn’t ready for Rock Music but Elvis had other ideas and he kicked down the doors that stopped and segregated blacks from getting seen and heard in the industry

It’s not a coincidence that the black people of his time who lived during his start all highly praises Elvis and the ones that hate him are the history revisionists who have about 5 pubic hairs between them listening to fake narrative that Elvis was a racist just to try and get people not to like him

That’s jealousy and bitterness and biased towards your own kind
Rock and roll Music ain’t like that it’s for everyone, the ghetto hip hop black culture are not very welcoming look at how Eminem is treated in the hip hop circles by rappers who couldn’t even spell his name never mind be better than him

The only people who know the truth about the history of rock and roll are the people who were there
Listen to Rufus Thomas, B.B. King, Jackie Wilson, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard who all give credit to Elvis and know what he was all about and what he actually did to help them and black culture like nobody had ever done, those are the people who will tell you about Elvis
Not chuck D, not any hip hopper because they went around when Elvis died

Cool Daddy

@nyclplaywrite Thank you for your concern but I have had a long fulfilling life and am still in great health in my 80's. I was a dj back in the fifties, knew Chuck and many other stars of the period, memories that are priceless.

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