Come On

Album: Chuck Berry Twist (1962)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Berry sings about losing his girlfriend and hoping she comes back to him. A rock pioneer, Berry put very simple and relatable words to his songs in an effort to give them a wider appeal.
  • Berry's sister Martha sang with him on the chorus.
  • A cover version by The Rolling Stones was their first single. It hit #21 on the British charts in 1963.
  • Al Kooper's tell-all biography Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards tells what it's like to work with Chuck Berry: "Early in our careers, we backed up Chuck Berry at his first New York solo concert. He was a scary guy and a tough leader, and never did he encourage any friendship. He was strictly professional. 'All you do is watch my foot. When it go up in the air, get ready. When it hit the ground, if you playin', stop. If you ain't, start.' That was his mantra."

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