MAYBELLENE
(Ch. Berry - R. Fratto - A. Freed)
CHUCK BERRY (CHESS 1604, 1955)

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You just started doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coupe De Ville
The Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road
Nothin' outrun my V8 Ford
Cadillac doin' 'bout ninety-five
We was bumper to bumber rollin' side by side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You just started back doing the things you used to do

The Cadillac pulled up up to hundred-and-four
My Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got clouded, it started to rain
I tooted my horn for the passin' lane
The rain water flowin' all under my hood
I knew that was doin' my motor good

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You just started back doing the things you used to do

Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You just started back doing the things you used to do

Motor cooled down, the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac sittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred-and-ten a half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You've just started back doing the things you used to do