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

Go go. Go Johnny go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Old engineer sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
The people passing by would stop and say
"Oh my but how that little country boy could play"

Go go. Go Johnny go
Johnny B. Goode

His mother 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 till the sun goes down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights, saying
Johnny B. Goode tonight

Go go. Go Johnny go
Johnny B. Goode

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Johnny B. Goode Lyrics as written by Chuck Berry

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    General CommentAmazing! Why am I the first person to comment on their version of Johnny B. Goode!! This is probably the best cover of this song ever! With all due respect to Chuck Berry...Rob sings this song on a vocal scream that is so smooth and clear that it sounds like he's just whistling. And K.K. & Glen just have their guitars roaring. And the back up vocals are just great, you can even hear Rob given full voice.
    Dream MacLeodon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks! And it does what a cover should do: it takes a great original song and changes it enough that you have to wonder if this isn't how it should have been recorded the first time.

    Too many covers are carbon copies of the original, acting as a tool for musicians who can't write songs. But this is a cover in which the artists have transformed the original into something just as great but just as original.
    BeautyUntamedon February 09, 2017   Link

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