Chuck Berry - Tulane Lyrics




Tulane and Johnny opened a novelty shop
Back under the counter was the cream of the crop
Eveything was clicking and the business was good
'Til one day, lo and behold, an officer stood
Johnny jumped the counter but he stumbled and fell
But Tulane made it over Johnny ??? as he yelled

Go ahead on, Tulane, he can't catch up with you
Go Tulane, he ain't man enough for you
Go Tulane, use all the speed you got
Go Tulane, you know you need a lot
Go Tulane, he laggin' behind
Go ahead on, Tulane

Go by your father's house and tell him business is slow
And see if he will loan us something, soon as he hits the dough
Put the cat out in the hall and rumple up the room
Go by Doctor Keller's, tell him you swollowed some perfume
Tell him we need him quick, 'cause he may to testify
That you been sick all day and that's a perfect alibi

Go ahead on, Tulane, he can't catch up with you
Go Tulane, he ain't man enough for you
Go Tulane, use all the speed you got
Go Tulane, you know you need a lot
Go Tulane, he laggin' behind
Go ahead on, Tulane

Go, let Danny drive in case you run into the man
Back by the shop and get the stuff and hide it in the van
Go back by your father's, get the money for the bail
And bring it down and bail me out this rotten, funky jail
We got to get a lawyer in the click of politics
Somebody who can win the thing or get the thing fixed

Go ahead on, Tulane, he can't catch up with you
Go Tulane, he ain't man enough for you
Go Tulane, use all the speed you got
Go Tulane, you know you need a lot
Go Tulane, he laggin' behind
Go ahead on, Tulane, go ahead on





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  1. kenneth pepper

    Nobody before or since could combine rock and blues like he did...absolutely one of kind.

  2. Ron Wylie

    Doesn't get any better

  3. mike caldwell

    tell em you swallowed perfume and sick all day

  4. EMUKULELE

    The real. The best. R&B the way it was meant to be played.

  5. David Thomas Crawley

    A neighbour suggested this one to me! Ah good track me thinks!

  6. jimwalsh2001

    "This rotten, f---ing jail..." Did I hear that right?

    phormynx

    I heard it!

    John Conway

    Rotten FUNKY jail.

  7. Randy Cox

    No exsuse

  8. Constantin Preda

    This has 4 thumbs downs. The fucking internet. There are always a few sour apples. Great song!!!

  9. trfesok

    Covered by Joan Jett in 1998 on her "Up Your Alley" album. I put her cover and this original in my Jett playlist. Thanks for the upload!~

    allaboard70

    Great to do so !! I love this song :)

    Jon Horne

    Big hit in the UK for Steve Gibbons, late 70s. Thanks for putting up the original.

  10. lstynerl

    chris smithers does an amazing version of this song

    Alan Pat

    +lstynerl I came here to pass the same comment! Discovered Chris a couple of months ago. He is 2 yrs. older than me & I had never heard of him, HOW COME, he is brilliant!!!!

  11. buckwhistler

    Sorry  WHO is the  harp  player?

  12. buckwhistler

    Who is the hap  payer?

    MusicandGamesandStuf

    @buckwhistler Bob Baldori

  13. Speedo Jones

    my favorite Chuck Berry tune of all time

  14. rclanark

    This is one of my favourite songs.....bar none. Genius!!!

  15. 49harpman

    Great harmonica !! For any budding players the song is in C and he's using an F harp in 2nd position

  16. Helen Kelly

    I haven't heard this in years! Thanks for sharing....

  17. shane henning

    great song

  18. PolarSkua

    Chuck looks so handsome in this photo.

  19. allaboard70

    Tulane is from the album "Back Home" 1970 (chess records).

  20. allaboard70

    The best of Chuck Berry's 1970's songs together with "Oh What A Thrill". I love Tulane (Go Tulane) !!

    Roger Sayer

    The 4th song about Johnny B Goode

  21. Mary Ho

    Marvellous!!!

    Grandma mary