Promised Land
Chuck Berry Lyrics

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I Straddled that Greyhound,
and rolled in into Raleigh and all across Carolina

Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill
And we never was a minute late
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown
Rollin' out of Georgia state
We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle,
Half way 'cross Alabam
And that 'hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham

Right away, I bought me a through train ticket
Ridin' cross Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flier out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just help me get to Houston town
There are people there who care a little 'bout me
And they won't let the poor boy down

Sure as you're born, they bought me a silk suit
Put luggage in my hands,
And I woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land

Workin' on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the Golden State
Oh when The pilot told me in thirteen minutes
We'd be headin' in the terminal gate

Swing low chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines, cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone

Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten O nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'
And the poor boy's on the line

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Written by: Chuck Berry

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Rock N' Roll Owes Everything To This Man!!!


I 💸💸💸💸🐝💸💸💸💸👏👏👏👏👏👏👏


@Rene Lagunas ha! fuck him. Chuck IS Rock 'n' Roll, and that's it.

Rene Lagunas

Don't you know? Ike Turner invented Rock-n-Roll!!!!

Chris MC

Love Chuck and his brilliant guitar riffs. He was a great writer and showman and also love Elvis's cover, he was an amazing singer, interpreter, and performer. I listen to both!


Love the Lyrics, and Chuck Berry a brilliant artist and songwriter

Jason Buckingham

Rest in Peace Chuck, and thank you for sharing your gifts with the world.


Might be my favorite Chuck Berry song. But of course, it's hard, nay, impossible, to pick just one!

Jay Sewall

One of the best performers! And surely the best r n r song writer of all time!

Mad Gui

Elvis was a great singer , Chuck is a créator !

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