Chuck Berry Lyrics

Havin' a nationwide festival for fourteen days and nights
Ah, there's fifty four bands on a river boat spot in the lights
Hundred of bands and tents all on the banks of the Ohio
Bandstands floatin' from Paducah to Cairo
Be over a million freaks there diggin' the sights

There's so many beautiful people there to love and cheer
Some of the greatest guitar playin' in the western hemisphere
Got the Who, the Band from across the north border Canned Heat
The Fifth Dimension, Creedence Clearwater
Oh, brother Hendrix, sister Joplin, we wish you were here

Early in the mornin' Johnny Cash and old Elvis got loose
The Who, Vanilla Fudge and the Woolies start paying their dues
All evening Ike Turner and Aretha right on the Drifters
And the Coasters and the Loading Zone
All night Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters in a battlin' mood

Oh, what a beautiful show, was sitting right up under the microphone
Diggin' the Grateful Dead, Little Richard and the Rolling Stones
Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin and the Everly Brothers
Bad Bo Diddley and the Beatles and some others
Everybody's laying back and freaking out all week long

Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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I love the slyness of his lyrics - you can see what he thought of The Beatles in the line ' ...The Beatles and some others'...lol. He's just gone through a list of all those he rates, and bunches The Beatles in with some others...

Larry Nolletti

One dislike...?....got a heartbeat.....?...I doubt it....a recent entry to the morgue....

Larry Nolletti

@Uli Winterhager absolutely agree......

Uli Winterhager

one of the best things he ever did!! To get so much of the music of that time into one song and at the same time getting his admiration for everyone of his colleagues across is just incredible!!! love him to death!!!

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