Deep down in Louisiana
Close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods
Among the evergreens
There stands a country cabin
Made of clay and wood
Where lives a young country boy
Named Johnny B. Goode
He never ever learned
To read or write a book so well
But he could play his guitar
Just like a-ringing a bell

Go, go, go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Ah, Johnny B. Goode!

He used to carry his guitar
In a gunny sack
Sit beneath the trees
By the railroad track
Oh, sitting and a-playing
In the shade
Drumming to the rhythm
That the drivers made
People passing by
Used to stop and say
My oh my
That country boy can play

Go, go, go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Go Johnny go, go, go!
Ah, Johnny B. Goode!

Well, his mama told him
"Some day you will be a man
And you will be the leader
Of a big old band
Many people coming
From miles around
To hear you play your music
Until the sun goes down
Maybe some day
Your name will be in light
Saying: 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, go!
Ah, Johnny B. Goode!



Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher


Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover) song meanings
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    General Comment:this is hardly a beatles song...even if they did cover it
    matty_keatingon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Yeah, it's a Chuck Berry song, one of his most famous. Some parts of this site are pretty thorough and will include several covers in the interest of listing every song by an artist possible.
    bokononiston June 01, 2005   Link

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