Motörhead – johnny b goode (letterman, ’91)

man, some of the stuff i find in the vault, lol.

occasionally, you’d see paul shaffer (the leader of david letterman’s house band) do a bit of rockin’…

but never like this…
just add motörhead, and a couple chuck berry classics, and damn, can this man jam.

he’s on the keyboards:

the lyrics are Chuck Berry’s “let it rock” off the ’60’s album “Rockin’ at the Hops”,
the music is “johnny b goode” (chuck berry, 1955)
… turn this one to 11 🙂

In The Heat Of The Day Down In Mobile Alabama
Working on the railroad with the steel driving hammer
Gotta make some money to buy some brand new shoes
Tryin’ to find somebody to take away these blues
“She don’t love me” hear them singing in the sun
Payday’s coming and my work is all done

Later in the evening when the sun is sinking low
All day I been waiting for the whistle to blow
Sitting in a teepee built right on the tracks
Rolling them bones until the foreman comes back
Pick up you belongings boys and scatter about
We’ve got an off-schedule train comin’ two miles out

Everybody’s scrambling,’n’jumping around
Picking up their money, tearing the teepee down
Foreman wants to panic, ’bout to go insane
Trying to get the workers out the way of the train
Engineer blows the whistle long and long
Can’t stop the train, gotta let it roll on


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