Anthony Boy
Chuck Berry Lyrics


Eight o'clock in the morning and I'm movin' on out to school
With an open book and a sleepy look, the teacher can't be fooled
I catch a pass in an early class, the teacher will never know
That I postponed my work at home watching the evening show

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why are you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you, look at him, he's a blush
Three o'clock in the afternoon completes a day of school
Before the thing can cease the ring he's in the vestibule
Betty and Barbara and Jeanie and Jane are yackity-yackin' with Joan
About some things that Anthony told her over the telephone
hey, there! Tony me boy, why are you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you, look at him, he's a blush

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why are you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you, look at him, how he blush
Betty told me the secret that I had told her not to tell
Now that you know she knows I know you know that all is well
Come come Tony, me boy, don't let 'em get in your hair
With a good education you may become a multi-millionaire

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why are you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you, look at him, he's a blush

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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Comments from YouTube:

misslantana52

Fab song! Thanks so much for posting this....♥'s

Fran Xavier

Absolutely Chuck's best. The man can rhyme anything.

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1959 {March 5th} Chuck Berry Performed "Anthony Boy" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
At the time the song was at #74 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the week before it had peaked at #60 and it spent five weeks on the Top 100...
And on the same 'Bandstand' show he also performed his next release, "Almost Grown", twenty-five days later on March 30th it entered the Top 100 at #96, five weeks later it would peak at #32 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the Top 100 for thirteen weeks...
It reached #3 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
Between 1955 and 1972 the St. Louis, Missouri native had twenty-two records on the Hot R&B Singles chart, thirteen made the Top 10 with three* reaching #1, "Maybellene" for 11 weeks in 1955, "School Day" for 5 weeks in 1957, and "Sweet Little Sixteen" for 3 weeks in 1958...
Charles Edward Anderson Berry passed away at the age of 90 on March 18th {2017}...
May he R.I.P.
* He just missed having a fourth #1 record when "Johnny B. Goode" peaked at #2 {for 1 week} in 1958, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "What Am I Living For" by Chuck Willis...

Clem C

Which came first? This or Lou Monte's "Dominick the Donkey"?

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