“Roll Over Beethoven” is a classic rock and roll song written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956. The song became one of Chuck Berry’s signature hits and a quintessential example of the rock and roll sound that emerged in the mid-1950s.

About The Song

The lyrics of “Roll Over Beethoven” reflect the spirit of the rock and roll era, expressing the excitement and enthusiasm for the new music genre. The song’s title suggests a desire to move beyond the traditional and classical music represented by Beethoven and embrace the energetic and rebellious nature of rock and roll.

Chuck Berry’s innovative guitar playing and dynamic stage presence were influential in shaping the early rock and roll sound, and “Roll Over Beethoven” is a testament to his impact on the genre. The song features Berry’s signature guitar riffs and energetic vocals, contributing to its enduring popularity.

“Roll Over Beethoven” has been covered by numerous artists over the years, attesting to its status as a rock and roll classic. The song’s influence extends beyond its initial release, and it remains a celebrated example of the dynamic and groundbreaking music of the 1950s.



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[Verse 1]
Well I’mma write a little letter
I’m gonna mail it to my local DJ
Yeah, it’s a jumpin’ little record
I want my jockey to play
Roll over Beethoven
I gotta hear it again today

[Verse 2]
You know my temperature’s risin’
The jukebox blowin’ a fuse
My heart’s beatin’ rhythm
And my soul keep a-singin’ the blues
Roll over Beethoven
Tell Tchaikovsky the news

[Verse 3]
I got the rockin’ pneumonia
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I caught the rollin’ arthritis
Sittin’ down at a rhythm revue
Roll over Beethoven
They rockin’ in two by two

Well, if you feel and like it
Go get your lover, then reel and rock it
Roll it over then move on up just
A trifle further and reel and rock with
One another
Roll over Beethoven
Dig these rhythm and blues
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[Verse 4]
Well, early in the mornin’, and I’m givin’ you my warnin’
Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey, diddle diddle, I’ma play my fiddle
Ain’t got nothing to lose
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

[Verse 5]
You know she wiggle like a glow worm
Dance like a spinnin’ top
She got a crazy partner
You oughta see him reel and rock
Long as she got a dime
The music won’t never stop

Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues