Chuck Berry Lyrics

Tulane and Johnny opened a novelty shop,
Back under the counter, was the cream of the crop,
Ev’rything was clickin, and the business was good,
‘Till one day, lo and behold an officer stood.
Johnny jumped the counter but he stumbled and fell,
But Tulane made it over Johnny fell as he yelled,

Go head on, Tulane, he can’t catch up with you.
Go Tulane, he ain’t man enough for you.
Go Tulane, use all the speed you got.
Go Tulane, you know you need a lot.
Go Tulane, he’s laggin behind.
Go ‘head on, Tulane.

Go by your father’s house and tell him business is slow
And see if he will loan us something, soon as he hits the dough.
Put the cat out in the hall and rumple up the room
Go by Doctor Keller’s, tell him you swallowed some perfume
Tell him we need him quick, ’cuz he may have to testify
That you been sick all day and that’s a perfect alibi


Go,let Daddy drive in case you run into the Man
Back by the shop and get the stuff and hide it in the van.
Go back by your father’s, get the money for the bail.
And bring it down and bail me out this rotten, funky jail.
We gotta get a lawyer in the clique of politics
Somebody who can win the thing or get the thing fixed.

Go ‘head on, Tulane.

Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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Tori and Alexa Bolding

I love Joan Jett and Chuck Berry's version.😎👍❤️

Steve Behm

The first rap song...


I respectfully disagree. One year to the day previously (1/1/1969) the Steve Miller Band released the BRAVE NEW WORLD album, containing “Got Love 'Cause You Need It”. The band's lead singer had a full-on Afro (bigger than Angela Davis's or Huey P. Newton's). It is spoken, not sung. The lyrics are violent, and the piece even refers to itself as 'A Bad Rap- All The Way'. I think you'll agree once you hear it, so here's a link: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN8xauXRdCo>


is there no other recorded version ? this is the version i have, i just wondered if there is one that is not doubled tracked


Chucks best album, havn't heard this in 30 years the full album. thanx for posting!

Paul Tatara

His last great song.


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