School Days: Chuck Berry


Chuck Berry

One of my grandsons will be starting Kindergarten on Monday, August 12... Oh my, that's today! It is such big doings around here because all the schools start on the same day here in SoCal. How is it where you are? Anyways, the song School Days kept running through my head and just maybe it will make a connection with you. Do you remember it? It's really pretty basic. In fact, you may remember some of these songs at, music-and-sounds-of-50s-progression.html


Chuck Berry: School Days Lyrics





Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the golden rule
American history and practical math
You studyin' hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone
Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Keep up the teacher don't know how mean she looks
Soon as three o'clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get out of your seat
Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and 'round the bend
Right to the juke joint, you go in
Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round you go
Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance
Feelin' the music from head to toe
Round and round and round you go
Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feelin' is there, body and soul



Wikipedia Says:

"School Days" (also known as "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)") is a song written and recorded by rock and roll icon Chuck Berry, released by the Chess record label as a single in March 1957, and released on the LP After School Session two months later (see 1957 in music).[1] It is one of his best known songs and is often considered a rock and roll anthem. It was first released as a single and later appeared as the lead track on Berry's first album, After School Session." 

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_Days

Ring, Ring Goes The Bell





Chords to School Days

G
Up in the mornin' and out to school,

The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule,
G7                               C
American history and practical math,
                                 G
You study 'em hard and hopin' to pass.
                                        D
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone,
                                        G
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone.

G
Ring, ring goes the bell.

The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell.
G7                              C
You're lucky if you can find a seat,
                                     G
You're fortunate if you have time to eat.
                                  D
Back in the classroom, open your books,
                                              G
Gee, but the teacher don't know how mean she looks.

G
Soon as three o'clock rolls around,

You finally lay your burden down.
G7                                    C
Close up your books, get out of your seat,
                             G
Down the halls and into the street.
                                 D
Up to the corner and 'round the bend,
                                G
Right to the juke joint, you go in.

Instrumental:  G   G   C   G   D   C7   G
G
Drop the coin right into the slot,

You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot.
G7                                    C
With the one you love, you're makin'romance,
                                  G
All day long you been wantin' to dance,
                                D
Feeling the music from head to toe,
                              G
Round and round and round you go.

G
Hail, hail rock and roll!

Deliver me from the days of old,
G7                  C
Long live rock and roll,
                                G
The beat of the drums, loud and bold.
                      D
Rock, rock, rock and roll,
                                G
The feelin' is there, body and soul.

After School Session

Wishing everyone a great school year ahead!






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