Roll Over Beethoven Song Lyrics

Chuck Berry

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I'm gonna write a little letter,
gonna mail it to my local DJ.
It's a rockin' rhythm record
I want my jockey to play.
Roll Over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today.

You know, my temperature's risin'
and the jukebox blows a fuse.
My heart's beatin' rhythm
and my soul keeps on singin' the blues.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news.

I got the rockin' pneumonia,
I need a shot of rhythm and blues.
I think I'm rollin' arthiritis
sittin' down by the rhythm review.
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two.

Well, if you feel you like it
go get your lover, then reel and rock it.
Roll it over and move on up just
a trifle further and reel and rock it,
roll it over,
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two.

Well, early in the mornin' I'm a-givin' you a warnin'
don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,
ain't got nothin' to lose.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news.

You know she wiggles like a glow worm,
dance like a spinnin' top.
She got a crazy partner,
oughta see 'em reel and rock.
Long as she got a dime the music will never stop.

Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Almost Grown
  • 2 Carol
  • 3 Maybellene
  • 4 Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  • 5 Anthony Boy
  • 6 Johnny B. Goode
  • 7 Little Queenie
  • 8 Jo Jo Gunne
  • 9 Roll Over Beethoven
  • 10 Around and Around
  • 11 Hey Pedro
  • 12 Blues for Hawaiians


  • credits


    album: Track 9 in album Chuck Berry Is on Top
    release date: 1959-7
    popularity : 96 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:25
    producer: Leonard & Phil Chess
    mastering: Erick Labson
    guitar: Chuck Berry
    drums: Melvin Billups
    piano: Johnnie Johnson
    double bass: Willie Dixon
    lead vocals: Chuck Berry
    tenor saxophone: Leroy C. Davis
    trumpet: Vincent Pitts
    composer: Chuck Berry
    lyricist: Chuck Berry

    Album Information

    label: Chess Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin