"Chuck Berry" as written by and Robert Hingley....
Forty years ago there was a jumpin' jazz Jamaica scene,
They could hear these tunes drifting down from New Orleans.
They put the two together in a thing they called a 'Ska,'
And sent it off to England in the back of Laurel Aiken's car.

It was 1964 and the rhythm just wouldn't stop,
People banging on the door to hear "My boy Lollipop."
Then the 70's came and with it the 2-Tone scene,
People shakin' their heads at the rudies on the record machine.

Now the 90's are here with the new bands bringin' it to you,
Skins and rudies and even some punk rock too.
But the boys are still playing and the music is coming out live
Down at your jukebox, dancing on a Saturday night.

In their eyes where does Chuck Berry fit?
Well he influences Ska, that's the long and the short of it.
He played his guitar and they heard it on the radio,
And the rest is history, just as everybody knows.

Forty years ago there was a jumpin' jazz Jamaica scene,
You can check them rudies dancing at the record machine.
The style is timeless, with Fred Perry and Doc. Martin boots,
You can keep on dancing, just as long as you remember your roots.

You can keep on rocking, just as long as you remember your roots,
You can keep on dancing, just as long as you remember your roots.


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