"Too Much Monkey Business" as written by and Chuck Berry....
Running to and fro,
Hard working at the mill,
Never failed at the mill,
There come a rotten bill.
Aw too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved again.

Salesman talking to me,
Trying to run me up a creek,
Says you can buy it, go on try it,
You can pay me next week.
Aw too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved again.

Blonde hair, good-looking,
Trying to get me hooked and married
Get a home, settle down by the book.
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved again.

Been to Yokohama, baby,
Fighting in the war,
Army bunk, army chow,
Army clothes, army car.
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved again.

Same thing every day,
Getting up, going to school.
No need for me complaining,
My objection's overruled.
Aw too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved again.

Working in the filling station,
Too many tasks,
Wipe the windows, check the oil,
Check the tires, dollar gas?
Aw too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
Don't want you by the race,
Get away and leave me.

[Original has one more verse:
Pay-phone, something's wrong,
Dime gone, will mail.
Oughta sue the operator
For telling me a tale.
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business
For me to be involved with you.]


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"Too Much Monkey Business" as written by Chuck Berry

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    General CommentThe Beatles performed this throughout their formative years with John on lead vocals, it was written by Chuck Berry in 1956.
    Bobo192on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like it when elvis presley sings this song but the beatles are good too
    buterfly7on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentB-u-S-I-n-e-s-s
    cgodfreyon August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJohn, never noted for getting the words to cover songs correct, sings: "Too much monkey business for me to imbibe again" instead of "Too much monkey business for me to get involved in."
    svjunioron May 31, 2012   Link

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