"Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
...The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill."
Maybe it's Maybellene casting a flirty glance
as a summer day reflects in the eye of this
Volkswagen Beetle near a trail in
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania!
The Chuck Berry song "Maybellene" was adapted from the
traditional fiddle tune "Ida Red" that tells the story of a
hot rod race and a broken romance. It is considered one of
the pioneering rock and roll singles.
The great Elvis Presley sang it live on "Louisiana Hayride" on
August 20, 1955.