Sunday, April 09, 2017

Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry

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

Go go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Johnny B. Goode!

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineer would see him sittin' in the shade
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made
The people passing by, they would stop and say
"Oh my, but that little country boy could play"

Go go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Go Johnny go!
Go
Johnny B. Goode!

His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big ol' band
Many people comin' from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name'll be in lights
Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight!'"

Go go
Go Johnny go!
Go go go Johnny go!
Go go go Johnny go!
Go go go Johnny go!
Go
Johnny B. Goode!

THEY DONT MAKE EM LIKE YOU ANY MORE MR. BERRY. TELL JESUS HI FOR ME.


2 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Peter Tosh made a good version of this song. And Eric Clapton too. And of course mikle j fox. It's a decent song. But ultimately meaningless

Dan Tschirhart said...

oh yeah this is a rock n roll classic

one that you usually learn when you take up the guitar

a lot of his songs were like this

mostly meaningless, yet a fun 3 minutes of great guitar playing and catchy choruses

a fun 3 minutes where you could forget about everything else for a brief moment

and yeah a lot of artists covered his stuff, because it was fun to play too

One of my favorite covers of his was Roll Over Beethoven by The Beatles