Oct. 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry, America Owes You Big Time

Hey those strings flicking

The chords are clicking

The rock and roll bomb is ticking

This is Chuck Berry’s way of politicking 

Damn his fingers gliding

The sounds are thriving

Erasing racial tensions 

Jim Crow’s dancing 

Jane Crow prancing

This ain’t no ballroom dancing

Ain’t no squares doing this damn dancing

Just maybe for this 90-minute set equality is advancing 

How you going hate when the groove has…

……Gotcha, Gotcha, …..Gotcha you GONE

Damn that soul is smooth

You see racial hate it seems to soothe

When that brother’s playing racism is on the move

How you going to hate when Johnny B’s so cool

How you going hate when Beethoven just rolled over

How you going hate when you just pulled my whoops

How you gonna hate when you got no particular place to go

How you gonna hate when Maybellene just  high-stepped across the stage

How you gonna hate when you reeling and rockin’

How you gonna hate when you too pooped to hurl a slur

How you going hate when Chuck than showed you soul’s promised land

How you going hate when you can hardly stand 

Damn that brother’s guitar is best in all the land

Chuckie B’s is quite the artist for 90 minutes at a time

Chuckie B sweated out hate and Jim Crow’s demise was its fate

How you gonna hate when Chuckie B is playing is on the school grounds

Damn that brother’s got some cool sounds

Chuck Berry’s playing rock on roll on the fairgrounds

Even at 90 years old Chucky B still has the groove

America you still have so much to prove

You see Chuck only wanted people of all colors to groove TOGETHER.