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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Great harmonica !! For any budding players the song is in C and he's using an F harp in 2nd position

kenneth pepper

Nobody before or since could combine rock and blues like he did...absolutely one of kind.

Constantin Preda

This has 4 thumbs downs. The fucking internet. There are always a few sour apples. Great song!!!

Speedo Jones

my favorite Chuck Berry tune of all time


Without question, one of the great underappreciated lyricists in popular music.
According to Webster, Emperor outranks King.
Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you Charles Edward Anderson Berry; The "EMPEROR" of Rock & Roll!!!

Joe Postove

Chuck never lost a step. It is to the shame of radio that he was not played much after 1965 until (oh the horror) he got a number one with "My Ding-a-ling". What a great song...the classic rock and rollers WERE progressing in their evocation of rock and roll.

Helen Kelly

I haven't heard this in years! Thanks for sharing....


The best of Chuck Berry's 1970's songs together with "Oh What A Thrill". I love Tulane (Go Tulane) !!

Roger Sayer

The 4th song about Johnny B Goode


This is one of my favourite songs.....bar none. Genius!!!

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