"Maybellene" as written by and Chuck Berry....
Maybellene, why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side
Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

The Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good
Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

Oh, Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

The motor cooled down the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac asittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile aheadv The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Mabellene at the top of the hill
Maybellene
Why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do


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"Maybellene" as written by Chuck Berry

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    General CommentOne great song once again by Chuck Berry. Got to love the reference to drag racing in the 50s. Fords and Cadillacs. Must have been a good time to drive in those days. Maybellene must have been a sexy gal.
    hydrobombon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutley great hot rod and romance song full of Chuck B's trademark wit and pathos.
    quilceneon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwho the hell would drag race in a caddilac?
    littlewolf2on March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSimon & Garfunkel's live cover of this is also something to check out if you like that kind of thing. It's shorter and tacked on to the end of Kodachrome, but it has their distinctive stamp on it for sure.
    Sheepmaster3000on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like this Maybellene gal is a whore or something.
    Probably that's her thing.
    The lyrics got rhythm itself.
    Husseinon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMaybellene cheating and he knows
    Paymaanon September 09, 2014   Link

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