Jaguar And Thunderbird

Album: Chuck Berry on Stage (1960)
  • Chorus: Slow down, little Jaguar
    Keep cool, little Thunderbird Ford

    Ten miles stretch on an Indiana road
    T'was a sky blue Jaguar and a Thunderbird Ford
    Jaguar setting on ninety nine
    Tryin' to beat the Bird to the county line
    Just a half-a-mile from Newtonville
    There had a speed sign sitting at the top of the hill
    It said : "35 miles, and stay in line"
    But the Jaguar and Thunderbird never read the sign


    Ludenville was a real small town
    Had a hundred and two
    And nine acres of ground
    Some stool pigeon put the sheriff wise
    Told him "Park down in Newtonville
    And catch 'em guys"
    Sheriff laid down, half hid in the weeds
    Parked for eight days, didn't nobody speed
    All of a sudden, dust rose on the road
    Said "Here come the Jaguar and Thunderbird Ford"


    Sheriff doubled clutched second, put it in third
    Took right after the Jaguar and Thunderbird
    He knew he'd get a bonus and a big fat fine
    If he caught 'em 'fore they crossed that county line
    Sheriff never drove his car a hundred and flat
    But if he aimed to get 'em
    He'd have to do more than that
    Crest of the hill, he's about a mile behind
    There wasn't but two mor miles to the county line


    Old Sheiff was countin' on the downward grade
    With the tall wind pushin', he had it made
    Thunderbird saw the Jaguar gainin' speed
    And waved "Goodbye, Jaguar" and pulled in the lead
    Jaguar said "You ain't won the race yet"
    And pulled back around the Bird like a sabre jet
    Sheriff's front bumper was a yard behind
    When the T-Bird, Jaguar crossed the line

    Slow down little Jaguar,
    Keep cool little Thunderbird Ford

    (repeat and fade)

    Writer/s: CHUCK BERRY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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