Sunday, 19 March 2017

Chuck Berry

 Charles Edward Anderson
'Chuck' Berry
October 18th 1926 – March 18th 2017

Rest In Peace


"It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell,
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale,
But when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono, boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped-up jitney, 'twas a cherry red '53,
They drove it down to Orleans to celebrate the anniversary
It was there that Pierre was married to the lovely mademoiselle
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell."

5 comments:

  1. Pulp Fiction - one of my favourite films (and soundtracks!)
    To be honest when I heard the news on the radio on the way to London I thought Chuck Berry had died years ago. He had a good innings, didn't he? x

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  2. Same as Vix, I thought he died years ago. Nevertheless, he was a true legend, and after reading the lyrics you posted, I'm now singing the song in my head! xxx

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  3. What a cool song! Rest in peace, Chuck!

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  4. Chuck was ace. You can never be old when you're listening to Chuck Berry.

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