Maybellene (Chuck Berry cover)
original by: Chuck Berry

version 3:
from The NOLA Treblemakers: Back To One! (December 6th 2023) (2:24)
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoo Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doing them things you used to do

Well as I was motivatin up and over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coup De Ville
Cadillac rollin up the open road
Nothin outruns my V8 Ford
Cadillac doin about ninety-five
She was bumper to bumper, goin side by side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoo Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started up doing them things you used to do

Well it was pink in the mirror on top of the hill
Look like a swollen up medicine pill
First thing I saw was that Cadillac grill
Doin a hundred ten gallopin up over the hill
Uphill curve downhill stretch
Me and that Cadillac are neck by neck

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoa Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doing them things you used to do
Whoo

Well, Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
Got a little cloudy and it started to rain
I tooted my horn for the passin lane
Little rain water got up under my hood
And I knew that was doin my motor some good

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoo Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doing them things you used to do

Well motor cooled down, the heat went down
That's when I heard that highway sound
Cadillac lookin like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten, half a mile ahead
Cadillac lookin like it's sittin still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoo Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing them things you used to do

version 2:
from The Monochromes: 31 Tunes (October 25th 2018) (2:28)
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoo Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing them things you used to do

As I was motivatin up and over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coup De Ville
A Cadillac rollin on the open road
Nothin outruns my V8 Ford
Cadillac doin about ninety-five
She was bumper to bumper, rollin side by side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing them things you used to do

Well pink in the mirror on top of the hill
Just like swallowin up a medicine pill
First thing I saw that Cadillac grill
Doin a hundred ten gallopin up over the hill
Offhill curve downhill stretch
Me and that Cadillac are neck by neck

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
C'mon Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
Got a little cloudy and it started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin lane
Rain water blowin up all under my hood
I knew that was doin my motor some good

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Whoa Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

Well the heat went down, motor cooled down
That's when I heard that highway sound
Cadillac lookin like a ton of lead
Hundred and ten, half a mile ahead
Cadillac lookin like it's sittin still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

version 1:
from The NOLA Treblemakers: Causin' All That Treble Again! (December 10th 2015) (2:26)
Whoa Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing them things you used to do

Well I was motivatin up and over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coup De Ville
A Cadillac roll on the open road
Nothin outruns my V8 Ford
Cadillac doin about ninety-five
She was bumper to bumper, rollin side to side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

Well pink in the mirror on top of the hill
Look like a swollen up medicine pill
First thing I saw was that Cadillac grill
Doin a hundred ten gallopin over the hill
Offhill curve downhill stretch
Me and that Cadillac neck by neck

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do
Play that guitar Jackie! (Oh if I must)

Well the Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It got a little cloudy and it started to rain
I tooted my horn for the passin lane
A little rain water got up under my hood
And I knew that was doin my motor some good

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

Well heat went down, motor cooled down
That's when I heard that highway sound
Cadillac lookin like a ton of lead
Hundred and ten, half a mile ahead
Cadillac lookin like it's sittin still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Well you done started back doing the things you used to do

earliest live performance: December 23rd 2010