Spotted at a train station en route from Zurich to Konstanz. it reminded me of the Chuck Berry song of the same name also called “You Never Can Tell“.
It was composed in the early 1960s while Berry was in federal prison for allegedly violating the Mann Act and was originally released in 1964 on the album St. Louis to Liverpool.
It’s been covered by other artists like Bob Seger and EmmyLou Harris, who had a country hit with it, and Bruce Springsteen has played it at concerts.
You can hear a live version by Chuck Berry on Youtube.