Johnny B Goode Lyrics

Johnny B Goode Lyrics
Johnny B Goode Lyrics

“Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’ is a timeless rock and roll classic that tells the story of a talented country boy aspiring to succeed in music. With its iconic guitar work and lively lyrics, the song captures Johnny’s dreams and aspirations, kicking off with a memorable guitar intro described by Berry as a blend of T-Bone Walker and Carl Hogan.”

Johnny B Goode Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play a guitar just like a ringing a bell

[Chorus]

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

[Verse 2]

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by, they would stop and say
“Oh my, but that little country boy could play,”

[Chorus]

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

[Verse 3]

His mother told him “Someday you will be a man
And you will be the leader of a big ol’ band
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying ‘Johnny B. Goode Tonight’,”

[Chorus]

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Oh, go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny B. Goode

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