No Money Down
Chuck Berry Lyrics


As I was motivatin'
Back in town
I saw a Cadillac sign
Sayin' "No Money Down"
So I eased on my brakes
And I pulled in the drive
Gunned my motor twice
Then I walked inside
Dealer came to me
Said "Trade in you Ford
And I'll put you in a car
That'll eat up the road
Just tell me what you want
And then sign on that line
And I'll have it brought down to you
In a hour's time"

I'm gonna get me a car
And I'll be headed on down the road
Then I won't have to worry
About that broken down, raggedy Ford

Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
Four door de Ville
With a Continental spare
And a wide chrome wheel
I want power steering
And power brakes
I want a powerful motor
With a jet off take
I want air condition
I want automatic heat
And I want a full Murphy bed
In my back seat
I want short wave radio
I want TV and a phone
You know I gotta talk to my baby
When I'm ridin' alone"

Yes I'm gonna get that car
And I'm gonna head on down the road
Yeah, then I won't have to worry
About that broken down, raggedy Ford

I want four carburetors
And two straight exhausts
I'm burnin' aviation fuel
No matter what the cost
I want railroad air horns
And a military spark
And I want a five year guarantee
On everything I got
I want ten dollar deductible
I want twenty dollar notes
I want thirty thousand liability
That's all she wrote

I got me a car
And I'm headed on down the road
No money down
I don't have to worry
About that broken down, raggedy Ford

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Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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TFS

As I was motivatin'
Back in town
I saw a Cadillac sign
Sayin' "No Money Down"
So I eased on my brakes
And I pulled in the drive
Gunned my motor twice
Then I walked inside
Dealer came to me
Said "Trade in you Ford
And I'll put you in a car
That'll eat up the road
Just tell me what you want
And then sign on that line
And I'll have it brought down to you
In a hour's time"
I'm gonna get me a car
And I'll be headed on down the road
Then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
"Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
Four - door de Ville
With a Continental spare
And a wide chrome wheel
I want power steering
And power brakes
I want a powerful motor
With a jet off - take
I want air condition
I want automatic heat
And I want a full Murphy bed
In my back seat
I want short - wave radio
I want TV and a phone
You know I gotta talk to my baby
When I'm ridin' alone"
Yes I'm gonna get that car
And I'm gonna head on down the road
Yeah, then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
"I want four carburetors
And two straight exhausts
I'm burnin' aviation fuel
No matter what the cost
I want railroad air horns
And a military spark
And I want a five - year guarantee
On everything I got
I want ten - dollar deductible
I want twenty dollar notes
I want thirty thousand liability"
That's all she wrote
I got me a car
And I'm headed on down the road
No money down
I don't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford



John LaStrada

@Nesbitt baby - While I understand what you are saying Nesbitt baby -- your statement is a generalization & a little inaccurate. Not entirely wrong -- but you leave out a big chunk of truth.


There was music before black people developed their own.


Chinese people, Japanese people, Native Americans, Europeans, Italians, Germans, Irish, English -- all had their own music -- they all contributed in some way to what we know as music today. Black music contributed -- like a spice -- but they didn't invent music. It would've been there anyway.


Rock & roll would not be rock without blues & jazz, but it also needed that infusion of country, folk, roots & traditional music to make it potent.


This is a piece of steak that can be sliced in many different ways. Each piece just as important & tasty as the other.


I know black music & musicians who were influenced by white music -- it works both ways and the world is grateful for it.



All comments from YouTube:

Thomas Webb

From back when music was music, and Cadillacs were Cadillacs.

Abduli Batenga

And in 90 years latter the C.I.A introduce Rapp and hipop music

hugh mongasass

XT4 is the coolest equinox EVER

Nick Taylor

Made at the Fisher Body Carriage Works about 8 miles from my childhood home...

Savoy209

really!

TFS

As I was motivatin'
Back in town
I saw a Cadillac sign
Sayin' "No Money Down"
So I eased on my brakes
And I pulled in the drive
Gunned my motor twice
Then I walked inside
Dealer came to me
Said "Trade in you Ford
And I'll put you in a car
That'll eat up the road
Just tell me what you want
And then sign on that line
And I'll have it brought down to you
In a hour's time"
I'm gonna get me a car
And I'll be headed on down the road
Then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
"Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
Four - door de Ville
With a Continental spare
And a wide chrome wheel
I want power steering
And power brakes
I want a powerful motor
With a jet off - take
I want air condition
I want automatic heat
And I want a full Murphy bed
In my back seat
I want short - wave radio
I want TV and a phone
You know I gotta talk to my baby
When I'm ridin' alone"
Yes I'm gonna get that car
And I'm gonna head on down the road
Yeah, then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
"I want four carburetors
And two straight exhausts
I'm burnin' aviation fuel
No matter what the cost
I want railroad air horns
And a military spark
And I want a five - year guarantee
On everything I got
I want ten - dollar deductible
I want twenty dollar notes
I want thirty thousand liability"
That's all she wrote
I got me a car
And I'm headed on down the road
No money down
I don't have to worry
About that broken - down, raggedy Ford

OL55CADDY

Went to the dealership last week & as I got to the final stages of negotiating I started reciting these lyrics with a deadpan look on my face.  To my astonishment not even the sales manager had ever heard this song!!!
What is the world coming to?
I got a good deal-can't complain.  But I love this tune!
Thank you, Mr. Berry!!!

Raquel Sarmeinto

They shouldn't be employed at a car dealership. Has to be a requisite a Cadillac dealerships. They have nothing else.

Bob Pugh

Play this one more time and listen for Johnnie Johnson on the piano. He's also the guy who gave Chuck his first shot in the business back in East St Louis.

Carmelo Genovese

@Brent Treadwell in many recordings it wasn't even Johnnie Johnson playing but Otis Spann or Lafayette Leake (for example in Rock and Roll Music, Johnny B. Goode, Little Queenie, Run Rudolph Run, Sweet Little Rock And Roller, Route 66, Come On). In rock and roll and blues music the most important thing is the melody not the chord progression which often is just a standard. Johnnie Johnson was a great pianist but he never wrote a hit or an outstanding song (to my knowledge) on his solo efforts. I love him but let's give Chuck Berry full credit for the incredible songwriter he was. If there is a song on which I would acknowledge Johnnie Johnson as a co-writer this is surely You Never Can Tell, if he came up with the piano melody which is the trademark of the song. My own 2 cents

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