Chuck Berry - Maybellene Lyrics

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

As I was motorvatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville
A Cadillac a-rollin' 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 done started back doin' the things you used to do

The Cadillac pulled up to a hundred and four
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for the 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 done started back doin' the things you used to do

[Solo guitar]

Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done 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 a-sittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile ahead
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 done started back doin' the things you used to do

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  1. Thomas Poafpybitty

    Nothing can beat his v8 ford

  2. Amanda Repinski

    One of my favorite songs...My youngest son and and I play this song almost every day when it's just him and I in the car...My husband always gets a blast when he drives our car after me🤩💕

  3. Rodney Wilkerson

    The real King of Rock. Elvis never wrote one song, one bar of music. He made 31 movies singing to cows and chickens.

  4. theresa webb

    Chuck berry made a great here white musicians v
    c ould do like him.

  5. Roshan

    Lol the new generation of black kids don't even know who chuck berry is, let alone even listen to blues or rock music despite the fact that black people invented them.

  6. jvgjor

    First distortion effect on a rock and roll song

  7. JayStar 80023



    I'm 16 rn but that's not my real age if I was talking about rn

  8. Andy Edge

    the most significant record in world history.

  9. BrucE BuFFaLo

    how did he know his death this video was made in 2012 look at the description

    Aiden H

    You can still edit the description after you've uploaded a video.

    BrucE BuFFaLo

    @Aiden H oh yeah I forgot my bad

  10. paul hoffman

    "Nothing out run my v8 FORD"

  11. Roger Auger

    A true ROCK Anthem! Bow your Heads!

  12. theresa webb

    I love tnis classic alot
    it won't change.

  13. Vasni Bran


  14. Braiden Diaz

    Who else is drunk 🍺

  15. Nitrobuz Ae

    Big Momma Thornton was 3 years earlier. A woman invented Rock N Roll. Hound Dog by Big Momma Thornton. (Middle-finger to the gallery)

  16. Sgt. Blue Slate


    New York

  17. Arthur Gabriele

    What Chuck said about Elvis; He was the greatest who ever was, is or ever will be

  18. NevadaBoss

    Happy 93 to the Father of Rock...whose music will be 'motorvatin' music lovers forever..hail hail Charles Berry....

  19. theresa webb

    This should've been a # 1 song it is so good rspecially in those days. This was great music than.

  20. zi'Krona br

    Chuck looked so happy while doing his thing, he prolly had a lotta fun and at the same time made everyone else`s life at least a lil better, trully a shit tone of birds with a single stone huh

  21. theresa webb

    Maybellene is surely a long classic he could write great songs.

  22. theresa webb

    ybalene o
    is o
    one classical song it is so great.

  23. rocknrollnonsense Heart

    Outta my way doodoobutt!!!

  24. rocknrollnonsense Heart

    I got ribwhich clogging up the intake valve

  25. surfinwax58

    This also has some elements of metal in too. Wa-ay ahead of the musical curve!

  26. David Kirby

    What happened to music this is great fuck drake and Soulja boy tellem

  27. Spyder Logan

    Hillbilly Country and you're ridin' shotgun with Chuck the entire song...

  28. Jason McVey

    - Jason MOTÖRHEAD McVey.

  29. Aliana Wood

    I never thought the day would come when Maybellene would start back doing the things she used to do.

  30. theresa webb

    The father of rock"n"t
    roll. yea he is.

  31. theresa webb

    Like this great so much heard it more than once.

  32. jamie peppard

    I loved my Coupe DeVille but unlike Maybelline, I never pushed it to 104 (I live on Long Island).

  33. Sphinx 10

    Hit the gas

  34. kroemme

    this is 50s thrash metal! <3

  35. theresa webb

    Like this song alot heard ir more than once because it's a cool song.

  36. BabyDee1

    Who is here after watching cadillac records?🖐

  37. Declan Shlug

    I'd kiss you but you breath smell like my piss. Chuck berry

  38. Роза Люксембург

    True music!

  39. Vito Santo

    It's 1955 again cruising Pelham Parkway in the Bronx in the 49 Mercury . The glass paks humming beautiful memories.

  40. theresa webb

    Like to hear thus classic it's easy to sing at anytime.

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  42. Benjamin Caesar

    Just now hearing this song .. I love it !!!

  43. sonnyblack71

    His riffs were out this world!!!

  44. theresa webb

    L ike maybellene alot easy to resight. aThe beat is very g reat like it.

  45. PappyWappy43

    Admittedly I found out about this song through Heavy Traffic, but shit man this is amazing.

  46. Sanman Nickel

    When Rock N' Roll was Rock N' Roll!...they don't make em like that anymore

  47. Calvin Lee

    In the 80s I wanted to be Rock and Roll but I didn't have long blonde hair and I didn't know black people invented rock and roll because Elvis is considered The King when it should be Chuck Berry.

    Ryan Waring2002

    Elvis is the king. Chuck is the GOD

  48. theresa webb

    I lik e this song alot st ill do love the beat alot. Chuck made a great song.

  49. theresa webb

    Love this s o ng alot 8t's classic. L o ve the beat alot.


    Chuck berry lived up the road from me. He loved saint louis.

  51. theresa webb

    I knew the first words of this song by heart i t doesnt leave my mind.

  52. theresa webb

    Like this tune alot that won't change no time soon.

  53. Gen3ralGrimReaper

    Way before pedophilic Elvia stole rock n roll

  54. theresa webb

    I agrer rock"n"roll owes Mr.berry totally agrer.

  55. Hank Igoe

    Rock n roll = R & B + country western, and this song is the best example of that combo that I know of. Anyone know an even better example?

  56. john iorio

    Its a crying shame young homies can't dig this

  57. Linda Dee

    As rock n ' roll as it ever gets! A little tough to dance to though.

  58. Chris. G

    Groovy ✌. This is on Ralph Bakshi's animated movie "Heavy Traffic".

  59. theresa webb

    E n j oy hearing this o n e b e c a use it was cool. A n d i t still is.

  60. theresa webb

    This is # 1 hit but white men co u l dnt s t and this kind of talent.

  61. theresa webb

    Great song like it. Chuc k berry made aclassical song.

  62. Carl Davis

    All of Chuck's children are out there playin his licks 😎

  63. Joe Flip

    instead of calling it Chuck Berry, they call it rock and roll. same thing

  64. jrq88

    Would’ve LOVED to hear Jimi Hendrix cover this track..

  65. jeffreylynnpease

    My ex & I partied with him in an old tabacco barn in Annapolis MD in the 70s. Ppl in the rafters, outside, red yellow black and white. What a time

  66. journeystarr

    Love this

  67. philip norris

    A seminal song if ever there was one.

  68. Phantom Thief

    If he performed this song in NYC, you'd be listening to Maybelline New York

  69. Android Neonlicht

    Fantastic wild song. R.I.P CHUCK BERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Sue Luter

    I miss you and the music!! Never be another like you!!

  71. Pesc Goldtfisch

    "I never knew a problem a little Chuck Berry couldn't solve."
    -Steve Martin, Leap of Faith

  72. cat handler

    In a genre that came to be youth-obsessed, Chuck Berry was a late bloomer.

  73. fish stick

    Hey white haters.
    Blues music in its origin, had many whites, as it grew from bluegrass, which was largely also whites.
    But yes, lets give credit to afros for this debauched music form, it turned our nation into a frigate of faggots... oh well, carry on.

  74. Kamilah Yisrael

    Still listening to this 2019

  75. Joy TASSONI

    What nice cars.. thanks

  76. john iorio

    nice...sounds like 1950's sex....hard to fathom...that....but how can a 1950's cadillac weight a ton of lead?? Its not as heavy, but What the hell do I know?? I was in prime in 1970's,... I am a christian now, and i am very cool, but If I was then , I would had the caddy, I remember that engine, sounded like a 1958 tele-caster, or 1960- 1962....Ray davis from tyhe kinks had a simlar set-up!

  77. traverse1

    Copied from Bob Wills - Ida Red

    kahlildopeboi dopeboimagic

    Who himself copied black artist like Bob wills covered Kokomo Arnold milk cow blues and he covered Sylvester Weaver guitar rag which became a country music standard, and Bob wills wore blackface and was influenced by and idolized the blues singer Bessie smith. Bob wills new black music and grew up playing with mostly black kids, so you're admitting that Chuck berry copied a country artist who himself copied blues artist ?? I would love to see the mental gymnastics you'll go through to get yourself out of that one!



  78. CockatielPony

    Heavy Traffic Anyone?

  79. SAN JOSE POTHEAD 420 .

    I've liked his music since i was younger but my girlfriend is watching "Cadillac Records" and it made me feel like listening to Chuck right It's January 2019, who else still likes his music an still listening to it?..

  80. Diego Delgado

    Where are all these white ppl saying rock n roll cant be black created? They dont exist no one gives a fuck music brings ppl together quit trying to use it as a tool to instigate shit

  81. BridgeBoiXIV

    This man created rap

  82. Dankest One

    Unpopular opinion: better than Elvis

    Cool Daddy

    youre unpopular opinion! Even Chuck regarded Elvis as 'the man'.

  83. Joey Gordon

    It dont get better not from anyone acdc worshiped him chuck played like the devil

  84. Ramiz Becic

    A guy who fucked everthing that walked on two legs

  85. La la ben

    Chuck berry is my great uncle, so basically my grandma and grandpa made my mom oc. But my grandpas name is James Abernathy and his mom named Lucy is chuck

  86. Kevin Zavala

    chuck is a man i would very much like to talk with as an everyday friend

  87. Jack The Film Fanatic

    Maybe it’s Maybellene

  88. Brittany Soles

    Still rocking in 2018


    Chuck died  March 18, 2017.

  89. johnny james

    Bad ass..

  90. Squig Rattlehead

    If Elvis got the title of "King of Rock" then Chuck was the damn *God* of Rock!

    Cool Daddy

    @Goose Chickinpox he was a failure at Rock'n'Roll (the 50's musical style)....thats what we are supposed to be talking about here....isnt it?

    Gabrijel Vučetić

    The Godfather of Rock hahahaha

    Cool Daddy

    @Goose Chickinpox Lennon also nearly had a heart attack when the Beatless met the King.

    Mason Oliveri

    @Gabrijel Vučetić No. Bill Halyey should be considered the father of rock and roll, And I quote "He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Rocket 88", "Skinny Minnie", and "Razzle Dazzle", and has sold over 60 million records worldwide" Besides Haley was singing and performing before Chuck and other artists. Haley cut his first record in the late forties(1948)


    Look , I'll shut everyone of you down and Say PAT BOONE WAS THE MISUNDERSTOOD GENIUS OF ROCK N ROLL AND HE ! WAS THE TRUE KING !!!!!

  91. PsyVen

    The birth pangs of rock n' roll. Memory Eternal, Mr. Berry.

  92. maymay1974

    The true king of rock and roll

    Ryan Waring2002

    The best

  93. Richard Bain

    My Dream Concert Chuck Berry And BB King And Ray Charles

  94. Richard Bain

    259 Dislikes WTF This Song Rocks!

  95. Donyale Artis

    I can’t say I miss him because I don’t know him but the song is good. 🙏🏽

  96. tom morrow

    Chuck for guitar based r&R and Little Richard for the primal scream the Gods
    then the Beatles as archangels

    Elvis is on earth,,,working in insurance