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TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS (Chuck Berry) Chuck Berry - 1956 The Beatles - 1963 The Hollies - 1964 The Kinks - 1964 The Yardbirds - 1964 The Applejacks - 1964 The Downliners Sect - 1964 Casey Jones & The Governors - 1964 The Liverbirds - 1965 The Routers - 1965 Tom Rush - 1966 Elvis Presley - 1968 Freddy Weller - 1973 Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - 1980 Also recorded by: Jim & Jesse; Dion; Sleepy LaBeef; The Youngbloods; John Wetton & Richard Palmer-James; Steve Forbert; Wishbone Ash; Wild Angels......and others. As recorded by CHUCK BERRY: Runnin' to and fro, hard workin' at the mill Never failed in the mail yet, there come a rotten bill Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Salesman talkin' to me, tryin' to run me up a creek Say you can buy it, go on try it, you can pay me next week, arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Blonde hair, good-lookin', tryin' to get me hooked Want me to marry, get a home, settle down and write a book , arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Same thing every day, gettin' up, goin' to school No need of me complainin', my objection's overruled, arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in (Instrumental Break) Pay phone, somethin wrong, dime gone, will mail Oughta sue the operator for tellin' me a tale, arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Been to Yokohama, been fightin' in the war Army bunk, army chow, army clothes, army car, arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Working in the filling station, too many tasks Wipe the windows, check the tires, check the oil, dollar gas, arghh Too much monkey business, too much monkey business I don't want your botheration, get away, leave me Too much monkey business for me! ++++++++++ As recorded by ELVIS PRESLEY: Salesman talking to me, tryin' to run me up a creek Said you can buy it, go on try it, you can pay me next week Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh Blonde haired, good lookin', tryin' to get me hooked Want me to marry, settle down, and get a home and and write a book Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh Pay phone, somethin' wrong, dime gone, will mail Ought to sue the operator for tellin' me a tale Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh (Instrumental Break) Uh-huh-huh ...... 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Uh-huh-huh ......Uh-huh-huh Been to Vietnam, been a fightin' in the war Army bark, army chow, army clothes, army car Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh Workin' in the fillin' station, too many tasks Wipe the window, check the tyres, check the oil, dollar gas Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh Blonde haired, good lookin' tryin' to get me hooked Want me to marry, get a home, and settle down and and write a book Uh-uh, too much monkey business, too much monkey business Too much monkey business for me to be involved in Uh-huh-huh Too much monkey business, uh-huh-huh Too much monkey business, uh-huh-huh Too much monkey business, uh-huh-huh Too much monkey business........FADE ++++++++++ As recorded by FREDDY WELLER: Blond hair, good lookin', try'n' to get me hooked Want me to marry, get a home, settle down, write a book, nah Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Runnin' to and fro, workin' hard at the mill Never fails, in the mail there comes a rotten bill, Lord Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Salesman talkin' to me, try'n' to run me up a creek Say you can buy it, go on try it, you can pay me next week Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Pay phone, somethin' wrong, dime gone, will mail I oughta sue the operator for tellin' me a tale Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Been across the water, been a fightin' in the war Army bunk, army chow, army clothes, army car Too much monkey bus'ness too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Workin' in the fillin' station, too many tasks Wipe the windows, check the tires, check the oil, dollar gas Too much monkey bus'ness, too much monkey bus'ness Too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in Lord, it's too much monkey bus'ness for me to be involved in ++++++++++ ++ In the version by The Kinks, the last line of the chorus is sung as "Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you"

    


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