Standard (EADGBE)


Maybellene, why can't you be true

Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true

You've started back doin' the things you used to do

Verse 1

As I was motivatin' over the hill

I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville

Cadillac rollin' on the open road

Nothin' outruns my V-8 Ford

Cadillac doin' 'bout 95

Bumper-to-bumper, rollin' side by side


Cadillac rolled up ahead of the Ford

The Ford got hot, wouldn't do no more

It soon got cloudy and it started to rain

I tooted my horn for the passing lane

Rain was pourin' under my hood

I knew that was doin' my motor good


(instrumental, same pattern as chorus)


Motor cooled down, the heat went down

That's when I heard that highway sound

The Cadillac sittin' like a ton of lead

110 half a mile ahead

The Cadillac looked like it was sittin' still

I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill