Nadine
Chuck Berry Lyrics


As I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
I thought I saw my future bride walking up the street,
I shouted to the driver hey conductor, you must slow down
I think I see her please let me off this bus

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine
Honey, is that you?
Seems like every time I see you
Darling you got something else to do

I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
And started walkin' toward a coffee colored Cadillac
I was pushin' through the crowd to get to where she's at
And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine
Honey, where are you?
Seems like every time I catch up with you
You are up to something new

Downtown searching for 'er, looking all around
Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading up town
I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's tab
Flipped a twenty dollar bill, told him 'catch that yellow cab

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine
Honey, is that you?
Seems like every time I catch up with you
You are up to something new

She move around like a wave of summer breeze,
Go, driver, go go, catch 'er for me please
Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine
Honey, is that you?
Seems like every time I see you
Darling are up to something new

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Written by: Chuck Berry

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MiCawBer 71

"campaign shouting like a southern diplomat"
Chucks lyrics are beyond genius XD

William Burke

@michael patrick fox I think the line was "Democrat" but Marshall Chess told him to change it.

michael patrick fox

@William Burke I always thought it meant southern politician.

William Burke

MiCawBer 71 it was “southern Democrat”, but Marshall Chess asked him to change it! “Southern diplomat” makes no sense, but we know what he really meant to say!”

Quintin Gill

IMO best Chuck Berry song ever...

William Burke

Quintin Gill Chuck should have been an American Poet Laureate (we can only have one at a given time), NO DOUBT ABOUT IT... this PROVES it... but he had such a freaking prickly personality he could never be trusted to be presented with it in person. He might have been hiding a Mexican baby inside his his guitar case... 😆

He should have had Deputy Bo Diddly as his personal manager... The Duchess could get him to bed on time!

James Reese

Quintin Gill yeah it is so underrated. I've seen top ten Chuck's song lists and it's not even on them. Definitely one of if not the best Chuck Berry songs.

Geno Sho

And yet another god of music we lost.

OKC ThunderUP

Memories are great from this tune my dad played when the parties were going down

Nadine Huibers

Could be written for me 🙌🏻

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