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Almost Grown by Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Almost Grown

Rock and Roll

Chuck Berry wrote “Almost Grown” and released it as a double a-side with “Little Queenie.” Both songs are included in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” There are great background vocals on this record from Etta James and The Marquees (aka Harvey & The New Moonglows). This group was a spinoff of The Moonglows, featuring Havey Fuqua of “Sincerely” fame. The group at the time also included a young Marvin Gaye before he took off for Detroit and the Tamla label.

In 1959, the song “Almost Grown” charted at #3 on the U.S. R&B Chart and #32 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also used in the 1973 film American Graffiti. The group The Animals covered the song in 1963.

Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 to March 18, 2017) was  a  rock and roll legend and music pioneer.

Here are the lyrics to “Almost Grown” by Chuck Berry:

Do you know I’m almost grown?
Yeah ‘n’ I’m doin’ all right in school.
They ain’t said I broke no rule.
I ain’t never been in Dutch.
I don’t browse around too much
Don’t bother me, leave me alone
Anyway I’m almost grown

I don’t run around with no mob.
Got myself a little job
I’m gonna buy me a little car,
Drive my girl in the park
Don’t bother us, leave us alone
Anyway, we almost grown

Got my eye on a little girl.
Ah, she’s really out of this world.
When I take her to a dance,
She’s got to talk about romance.
Don’t bother us, leave us alone
Anyway, we almost grown

You know I’m still livin’ in town.
But I done married and settled down.
Now I really have a ball
So I don’t browse around at all
Don’t bother us, leave us alone
Anyway, we almost grown

If you want to read and listen to more Chuck Berry, please click here for information and a music video of “Johnny B. Goode.” For more songs: “Maybellene” and “You Never Can Tell.”

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  1. raul perez says:

    good info!! He’s one of my favorites. Give me that old time rock and roll!

  2. […] more songs by the legendary Chuck Berry: “Almost Grown,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” Maybellene,” […]

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