Album: Chuck Berry Is On Top (1958)
Charted: 18
  • Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
    I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

    Climb into my machine so we can cruise on out
    I know a swingin' little joint where we can jump and shout
    It's not too far back off the highway, not so long a ride
    You park your car out in the open, you can walk inside
    A little cutie takes your hat and you can thank her, ma'am
    Every time you make the scene you find the joint is jammed

    Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
    I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

    And if you want to hear some music like the boys are playin'
    Hold tight, pat your foot, don't let 'em carry it away
    Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud
    Oh, don't the music intrigue you when they get a crowd
    You can't dance, I know you wish you could
    I got my eyes on you baby, 'cause you dance so good

    Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
    I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

    Don't let him steal your heart away
    I've got to learn to dance if it takes you all night and day
    Oh Carol Writer/s: Chuck Berry
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Comments: 13

  • Melody from Gainesville, FloridaIf you have not watched "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll", a documentary about Chuck Berry, you should. It was released in the 80's and has Keith Richards and other musicians getting together to play. I especially liked the part where they are practicing to play "Carol". Keith kept messing up the intro and Chuck was so mad.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLoved the video of Chuck teaching Keith how to play this song, sadly it is no longer up but used to make me laugh.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 22nd 1977 Chuck Berry performed "Carol" on the NBC-TV program 'Saturday Night Live'...
    Nineteen years earlier on August 19th, 1958 it entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #18 and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Charles Edward Anderson Berry celebrated his 87th birthday three months ago on October 18th (2013).
  • Ron from Los Angels, CaThe Stones version on Get Yer Yayas Out is pretty hard to beat
  • Isabelle from Phoenix, AzJohnny Hallyday, famous French singer, covered this song in French.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyTommy Roe; of "Sheila" fame; had a version of this song in 1964, it peaked at No. 61...
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnDana-------it's on "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" ----a truly great redition by Mick and the boys of an old Berry classic!
  • Billy J from San Antonio, TxTom Petty did this song in the dvd for PBS's Sound stage,great cover and great dvd
  • Winn from Mcminnville, OrThe Beatles recorded Carol Also. It's very cool. You can hear it on there recorded B.B.C. Sessions. I'm a big fan of Chuck Berry and I love the sound of the guitar during the solo. :)
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScDonna I think the live album is Get Yer Yayas Out. I did hear it's on there too.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI heard the studio version done by the Stones and it's great. I could tell that it's a Chuck Barry song because of the sounds of the guitars and the guitar riffs in the intro.
  • Alan from Grande Prairie, Alberta, CanadaHave a studio version of this tune on the Stones first album "England's Newest Hitmakers". They also covered Holly's "Not Fade Away" their first breakthrough hit in North America.
  • Dana from Biloxi, MsI love the stones version,from a live album,can't remeber the name but it had a donkey carrying drums down the road for the cover art.
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