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:

RickGibbonsOfficial

I've always felt he was more deserving of the title "King of Rock n Roll" as opposed to Elvis. I LOVE early Elvis, but Elvis wasn't a songwriter, and Elvis' Sun songs didn't really represent what rock was, most of those songs had no drums for example. Chuck pretty much had the whole package: great songwriter, charismatic live performer, good guitar player etc. More people have ripped off Chuck than have ripped off Elvis, I feel.

Jimmy Rink

I am a huge Elvis fan, but I agree. Chuck should be known as the “King of Rock’n’Roll. Chuck wrote his songs. Need I say more?

PerfektRepairs

I think he’s definitely up there! I love his music, I’m 28 and my Grandad got me hooked as a kid never took a interest until about 4 years ago I heard some 50/60s tunes and knew all the words to pretty much all of them, so many memories !

cmcfadin442

Jerry Lee is the king

Caz Gerald

@NASTY CANASTA yeah, I get that, I'm not really disagreeing, like I said I was trying be witty. I was too young to really be an Elvis fan, but his 1968 Comeback Special, which I probably saw in the 80s, made me appreciate his talent and chemistry with the band. I'm not comparing him to Chuck or Link Wray when I say that. I never saw eny of them live, but I did see Dick Dale in the 80s and he kicked ass - I think he's still touring. Dick can be credited with pushing the volume of guitar amps by working so closely with Leo Fender.

Caz Gerald

@NASTY CANASTA Well I'm pretty sure the Elvis' "King" title was based on popularity - record sales, concert draws, movie ticket revenue, etc. Kind of like the "King of Pop" and the "King of All Media" titles. I agree though that Chuck was an innovator and really set the framework for the genre itself. And my comment was an attempt at humor, which obviously didn't work. Chuck did have his foibles, however. The most glaring of which was touring for decades without a band and being an asshole to musicians onstage, many of whom he just met that night.

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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

Sky Dog

THANK YOU!!!

big layz

Yes kid

Thomas Webb

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

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