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Song of the Day (BLM): Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell

Day 13. Here we’ll listen to Rock and Roll pioneer Chuck Berry, with his gloriously upbeat dance number, You Never Can Tell. It’s a super energetic record, but for this post I have chosen a slightly more sedate, downtempo version. His guitar playing really shines at this tempo & would you just take a look at that shirt.

You Never Can tell is an evergreen, kitchen sink drama about a young, married couple just starting their lives together. And why is Chuck writing about these guys? Because they love Rock And Roll, of course.

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre did
Truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment
With a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed with 
Tv dinners and ginger ale
But when Pierre found work
The little money comin’ worked out well

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono
Boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records
All rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down
The rapid tempo of the music fell

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped-up jitney
‘Twas a cherry red ’53
They drove it down to Orleans
To celebrate the anniversary
It was there that Pierre
Was married to the lovely mademoiselle

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

On the extremely unlikely off-chance that you don’t know who Chuck Berry is, I’m still fairly sure you’ll have heard this song as it used in the extremely famous dance scene in Pulp Fiction, starring Uma Thurman & John Travolta.

Looking for some great music to listen to? Why not check out the Song of the Day (BLM) Spotify playlist?

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