Johnny B. Goode    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans,

 

    back up in the hills among the Evergreens,

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    there stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,

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    where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode.

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    He never ever learned to read or write so well,

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    but he could play the guitar just like a ringin' a bell.

 

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Go, go ! Go, Johnny, go ! Go ! Go, Johnny, go, go, go, Johnnny go!

                    G                               D    - C                     G      - D

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

 

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2. He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack,

 

    sit behind the tree by the railroad track.

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    Hey, the engineer would see him sittin' in the shade,

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    listen to the rhythm that the drivers made.

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    People coming by they would stop and wait,

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    'oh, my, but that little country boy could play'!

 

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Go, go ! Go, Johnny, go ! Go ! Go, Johnny, go, go, go, Johnnny go!

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

 

+  instrumental = CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Well, his mother told him, 'someday you will be a man,

 

    and you will be the leader of a big old band.

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    Many people comin' from miles around

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    will hear you play the guitar when the sun goes down.

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    Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,

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    with 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''.

 

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Go, go ! Go, Johnny, go ! Go ! Go, Johnny, go, go, go, Johnnny go!

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

 

(orig. = capo 1st; midi = capo 3rd)                (Buck Owens)