Chuck Berry – Big Boys


I would have known what goes up must come down
If I would have known what makes a world go ’round
Yes, yes, yes, yes
I was looking for joy
[Verse 2]
And I learned to party like the big boys do
When I was little bitty boy
All of the big girls with their to
[Verse 3]
[Chorus]
I knew when and what
I knew when and what

Yes, yes
No ifs, ands, or buts
‘Cause the big boys wouldn’t let me party with them
I was looking for joy
And I got suspicious and I wanted to know

And you know why
But when I found out where, what, when, and why
No ifs, ands, or buts

[Chorus]
I was bright in school but my future looked dim
I didn’t cry
I didn’t let a single week pass by
I was looking for joy
When I ask ’em what’s happening, nobody knew
Yes, yes
Wherever they went you knew they wouldn’t let me go
When I was little bitty boy
Yes, yes, yes, yes
Yes, yes

The girls want to stay and the boys want to play
Yes, yes
I wanted to do things the big boys do
Yes, yes, yes, yes
Yes, yes
Yes, yes
Yes, yes
And you know why
And you know why
If you love me like I love you, Mademoiselle [?]
[Chorus]
[Verse 1]
No ifs, ands, or buts
When I was little bitty boy
Yes, yes
Yes, yes
When I was just a little boy like you
I knew when and what
Yes, yes
Till the school dance when I first met you
Yes, yes
So let’s a-rock and roll till the break of day
Yes, yes
I didn’t cry
I didn’t cry