Dear Dad
Chuck Berry Lyrics


Dear Dad, don't get mad,
What I'm asking for
Is by the next semester
Can I get another car ?
This one here is sick'ning
On a wide dual road.
I might as well be walking
As to drive this old Ford.

Almost everytime I try
To go and pass a truck,
If I ain't goin' down hill,
Dad, I'm, out of luck.
And even if I get by,
It's still a rugged risk,
The way this old Ford
Keep a hitting and a miss.

Last week when I was driving
On my way to school,
I almost got a ticket
'Bout a freeway traffic rule.
It's now a violation
Driving under forty-five,
And if I push to fifty,
This here Ford will nosedive.

Dad, I'm in great danger
Out here trying to drive.
The way this Ford wiggles
When I'm approaching forty-five/
I have to nurse it along
Like a little stubborn pup,
And cars whizzing by me,
Dad, look like I'm backing up.

She just don't have the appetite
For gas somehow,
And Dad, I got four carburetors
Hooked up on it now.
I tried to hook another
To see if I'd do a little good,
But ain't no place to put it
'Less I perforate the hood.

Well Dad, send the money,
See what I can see,
Try to find a Cadillac,
A Sixty-two or three.
Just something that won't worry us
To keep it on the road.
Sincerely, your beloved son,
Henry Junior Ford

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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Sandro Sanna

Dear Dad, don't get mad,
What I'm asking for
Is by the next semester
Can I get another car ?
This one here is sick'ning
On a wide dual road.
I might as well be walking
As to drive this old Ford.

Almost everytime I try
To go and pass a truck,
If I ain't goin' down hill,
Dad, I'm, out of luck.
And even if I get by,
It's still a rugged risk,
The way this old Ford
Keep a hitting and a miss.

Last week when I was driving
On my way to school,
I almost got a ticket
'Bout a freeway traffic rule.
It's now a violation
Driving under forty-five,
And if I push to fifty,
This here Ford will nosedive.

Dad, I'm in great danger
Out here trying to drive.
The way this Ford wiggles
When I'm approaching forty-five/
I have to nurse it along
Like a little stubborn pup,
And cars whizzing by me,
Dad, look like I'm backing up.

She just don't have the appetite
For gas somehow,
And Dad, I got four carburetors
Hooked up on it now.
I tried to hook another
To see if I'd do a little good,
But ain't no place to put it
'Less I perforate the hood.

Well Dad, send the money,
See what I can see,
Try to find a Cadillac,
A Sixty-two or three.
Just something that won't worry us
To keep it on the road.
Sincerely, your beloved son,
Henry Junior Ford



All comments from YouTube:

JoltedLozengeK

This is such an obscure song of Chuck’s, but it’s so darn good! It’s made me buy the ‘Chuck Berry in London’ Vinyl. And hey, I’m only 18!

Joe Daniels

I had a little rock band in t'he mid 60's...we played a lot Chucks stuff....including thias one and. "Slow down little jaguar, keep cool little Thunderbird ford'

Don Buck

Dave Edmonds did a great cover

JoltedLozengeK

Jarski J. Hey man, that’s so good! I wish him well. And I’m glad you liked my comment, I thought it might give some hope to people who think kids nowadays don’t like any of this type of music in case they were scrolling through these comments. I can’t get enough of chuck!

Jarski J.

Hi JoltedLozengeK. My son is couple years older than you and he's into doo-wop and 60's instrumentals like The Ventures and The Shadows, plays guitar and keyboards too... You make my day with your comment, keep it going and rockin!

Robert Walton

I love how tight the drumming is on this. Classic rock and roll.

catirerubio

At the time this minor masterpiece was a "throwaway" that barley hit the airwaves. One of Chuck's best.

Richard Trepsas

catirerubio Barley hit the airwaves: I’ll drink a beer to that!

doodad1

RIP Chuck, thanks for the great music.... This is one of my favorite Berry gems!

Angeliki Trittas

R.I.P. ! you gave 90 years of only the best! <3

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