As I was motivatin' Back in town I saw a Cadillac sign Sayin' "No Money Down" So I eased on my brakes And I pulled in the drive Gunned my motor twice Then I walked inside Dealer came to me Said "Trade in you Ford And I'll put you in a car That'll eat up the road Just tell me what you want And then sign on that line And I'll have it brought down to you In a hour's time"
I'm gonna get me a car And I'll be headed on down the road Then I won't have to worry About that broken down, raggedy Ford
Well Mister I want a yellow convertible Four door de Ville With a Continental spare And a wide chrome wheel I want power steering And power brakes I want a powerful motor With a jet off take I want air condition I want automatic heat And I want a full Murphy bed In my back seat I want short wave radio I want TV and a phone You know I gotta talk to my baby When I'm ridin' alone"
Yes I'm gonna get that car And I'm gonna head on down the road Yeah, then I won't have to worry About that broken down, raggedy Ford
I want four carburetors And two straight exhausts I'm burnin' aviation fuel No matter what the cost I want railroad air horns And a military spark And I want a five year guarantee On everything I got I want ten dollar deductible I want twenty dollar notes I want thirty thousand liability That's all she wrote
I got me a car And I'm headed on down the road No money down I don't have to worry About that broken down, raggedy Ford
Writer/s: CHUCK BERRY
Publisher: ENTERTAINMENT ONE U.S. LP
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Michael from Elkton, Md Duane Allman does a killer version of this tune on The 2 CD set "Duane Allman Anthology Volume 2" It's definitely worth a listen.
Andy from Halesowen, West Midlands, United KingdomI love this song, my favourite live band in my area, The Steve Gibbons Band, are big Berry fans, (he even called his daughter Nadine) and Steve does an awesome version of this.
I disagree with your comment "nothing could be further from the truth". Firstly you admit it was inspired by his youth (so teenage fits) and some of the requests he makes are pure fantasy.
Finally, it is interesting to look at his extras list and see which ones you can get in a car now - eg Phone, TV (well DVD players in the back) etc.
Mark from London, EnglandThe UK pub rock band Wolfie Witcher released a cockney version of this on their own label in the 80s.
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