"Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)" as written by and Chuck Berry....
I'm gonna write a little letter,
Gonna mail it to my local DJ
It's a rockin' rhythm record
I want my jockey to play
Roll over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today

You know, my temperature's risin'
And the jukebox blows a fuse
My heart's beatin' rhythm
And my soul keeps on singin' the blues
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news

I got the rockin' pneumonia,
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I'm rollin' arthritis
Sittin' down by the rhythm review
Roll over Beethoven rockin' in two by two

Well, if you feel you like it
Go get your lover, then reel and rock it
Roll it over and move on up just
A trifle further and reel and rock it,
Roll it over,
Roll over Beethoven rockin' in two by two

Well, early in the mornin' I'm a-givin' you a warnin'
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,
Ain't got nothin' to lose
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news

You know she wiggles like a glow worm,
Dance like a spinnin' top
She got a crazy partner,
Oughta see 'em reel and rock
Long as she got a dime the music will never stop

Roll over Beethoven,
Roll over Beethoven,
Roll over Beethoven,
Roll over Beethoven,
Roll over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues


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"Roll Over Beethoven" as written by Chuck Berry

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's a Chuch Berry cover.
    Philadelphia Eagleson January 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMany Brittish rock bands were huge fans of Chuck Berry, hence his songs being covered by many english rock bands...
    Led Hendrixon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProformed live in '68.
    Philadelphia Eagleson December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, this is a john lennon song. listen to the Beatles live at the BBC. just cause Zep covered it at a concert doesn't mean you should put it's lyrics up...
    ZepHead379Oneon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthough looking at these lyrics, they're probably different, it's still obviously from the Beatles one.
    ZepHead379Oneon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a Chuck Berry cover.
    Philadelphia Eagleson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood lord! John Lennon? It's a Chuck Berry song. George Harrison sang the Beatles version.
    JumpyJackon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I don't really know, but Electric Light Orchestra did the same song (probably from the Beatles, ELO was influenced by them)
    Schmefon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently, everyone's done a cover of this song. But it was Chuck Berry, originally.

    The Electric Light Orchestra's version is the best, in my opinion.
    Mr. Blue Skyon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnever heard the Zep version, where can i hear it?
    Lt. Salton March 16, 2007   Link

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