Monday, July 5, 2010

37 – Chuck Berry – Too much monkey business (1956)

Trata-se de uma canção escrita por Chuck Berry e lançada em 1956 como um compacto simples. A sua letra fala das coisas chatas e repetitivas do dia-a-dia, que uma pessoa que tem um perfil de artista não aguenta nem ouvir falar. Mesmo quem não tem perfil de artista também não aguenta, mas temos que viver e ganhar dinheiro e assim vivemos.

A canção teve outras regravações famosas, como as de Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, e The Kinks. A canção influenciou pesadamente Bob Dylan a escrever a sua “Subterranean Homesick Blues”.

Segue a letra:


Runnin’ to-and-fro - hard workin’ at the mill.
Never fail in the mail - yeah, come a rotten bill!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Salesman talkin’ to me - tryin’ to run me up a creek.
Says you can buy now, gone try - you can pay me next week, ahh!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Blond have good looks - tryin’ to get me hooked.
Want me to marry - get a home - settle down - write a book!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Same thing every day - gettin’ up, goin’ to school.
No need for me to complain - my objection’s overruled, ahh!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Take home - something wrong - dime gone - will hold
Order suit - hoppered up for telling me a tale - ahh!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Been to yokohama - been fightin’ in the war.
Army bunk - army chow - army clothes - army car, aah!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Workin’ in the fillin’ station - too many tasks.
Wipe the windows - check the tires - check the oil - dollar gas!
Too much monkey business. too much monkey business.
Don’t want your botheration, get away, leave me!

Too much monkey business for me!!

Chuck Berry com a companhia de Keith Richards:



Elvis Presley gravou-a no fim dos anos 1960. Segue somente o audio:



Agora os Beatles, tambem somente o audio, tirado do disco Live at BBC:



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