The amazing thing about Chuck Berry is that, like Willie Mays, he is a five tool player. Mays could hit, run, hit with power, and field. (I think I'm forgetting a tool!) Ah yes-- throw! Similarly, Chuck is a great guitarist, singer, showman, songwriter and poet. But I notice that on the main page of this site only a handful of his song lyrics are shown. Some of the greatest lyrics aren't there-- "Nadine," "No MOney Down," "Bye Bye Johnny," "Wee Wee Hours," "Tulane," and "Have Mercy Judge" all have incredible imagery. (I don't know about you, but I can see Johnny's mother at the kitchen door every time. And Nadine's long leg disappearing into the cab.) Chuck's poetry is an incredible legacy that ought to be celebrated on his own website.
It would be great to get more of the lyrics up there, as accurately as possible, and it occurs to me that the best way might be for regular readers of the site to volunteer, take a song, and provide accurate lyrics (from the original recording) to the site administrator. I'm not sure exactly how that would be done, but I'm sure it could be figured out.
It's a thought anyway-- and I'd be happy to take on just about any of them except my namesake "Tulane." (He spits out the words so fast on that one there are parts that have always been a mystery to me!)
(Sorry to be posting so much lately. Don't want to fill the board, but I would like to see this site be more active again. I feel like Facebook is stealing attention from a great site. But Facebook posts disappear. This thing stays-- and maybe demands a bit more thought and attention. And it doesn't target me with ads for telescopes and guitars, or tell the world what it thinks I like, or link me to stories in the New York Times! So... sorry!)