Ça s'est glissé dans mon oreille l'autre jour. J'ai d'abord cru à William Shatner période Has been le disque réalisé avec Ben Folds en 2004 et qui pour moi est une petite merveille.
Non, c'était juste Chuck Berry sur son dernier album enregistré l'année de ses 90 ans.
Il n'y a pas d'âge pour bien faire.
Dutchman (paroles et musique Chuck Berry)
Most of them had been there half the day
They'd been telling jokes and fairy tales
Lying just to pass the time away
And then pushed it open wide
And this huge tall dark dude
Bowed his head and stepped inside
Some blonde asked.
The wind must have blown him in
But an old Dutchman offered him a drink.
What will it be, whisky rum or gin?
Sick and fido" a redhead shouted
Show his way back to the street."
But the Great Dane just walked over and licked his hand
And lay down at his feet
I promise I tell you how
That I came to be the helpless sight that stands before you now"
But in my day and time
My music was considered superb
Raised down in New Orleans
It didn't make the hall of fame,
But it bought us shrimp, rice and beans
Playing town after town
Until he met a woman he fell in love with
And it really turned his life around
And a head of luxurious hair,
With the brilliance of her beauty
None other could compare
Her lips would fall apart
Each time she allowed him kiss her,
It near petrified his heart
He'd give her everything he had!
She turned and walked away
And it nearly drove him mad
And would even pay in advance,
If she would let him prove himself
Or at least give him a chance
He would hire someone to do her work
And prepare her every meal
Not one of you would think!
Well, I did and I still do
Hey Dutchman, you promised me a drink!