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Chuck Berry (1926-2017) Tribute List

March 18, 2017
Musician Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. If anyone can legitimately lay claim to inventing rock n' roll music, it might be Chuck Berry. His amazing blues-inflected guitar work, catchy melodies and humorous lyrics inspired countless musicians after him. Here are ten vocabulary words from the lyrics of Chuck Berry.
trickle
Last time I saw Marie she's waving me good-bye
With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years old, information please
Try to put me through to her in Memphis Tennessee
-Memphis
bold
Hail, hail rock'n'roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock'n'roll
The beat of the drum is loud and bold
Rock rock rock'n'roll
The feelin' is there body and soul
- School Days
vestibule
And then mother took me to Grammar School
But I stopped all in the vestibule
- My Ding-a-Ling
reel
Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it to town, come on
Santa make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down
Run, run Rudolph, reeling like a merry-go-round
-Run Rudolph Run
cavalier
She move around like a wave of summer breeze,
Go, driver, go go, catch 'er for me please
Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear
- Nadine
intrigue
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
- Carol
dreary
Oh, when my days are long and dreary
And the sun refuse to shine
I would never weep low and lonely
If I knew that you were mine
- Confessin' The Blues
perforate
She just don't have the appetite
For gas somehow,
And Dad, I got four carburetors
Hooked up on it now.
I tried to hook another
To see if I'd do a little good,
But ain't no place to put it
'Less I perforate the hood.
- Dear Dad
consolation
Babe I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
If you don't give me no consolation
I'm gonna take it to the United Nations
I'm gonna see that you be back home in Thirty Days!
- 30 Days
yearn
New York, Los Angeles, oh, how I yearned for you
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge
Let alone just to be at my home back in ol' St. Lou
- Back in the USA

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