Johnny B. Goode

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"Johnny B. Goode"
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Performed by The Police & Dave Edmunds
Performed on: 1982-09-06

2017-03-19

Length: SONG LENGTH
Writer(s): Chuck Berry

"Johnny B. Goode" is a song written by Chuck Berry and performed by The Police & Dave Edmunds on 1982-09-06. The song was performed again by Sting on 2017-03-19 after Chuck Berry had passed away the day before.

About the song

Johnny B. Goode was written by Chuck Berry in 1955 and first released in 1958.

Personnel

1982:


2017:

Sting

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

Deep down 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 the 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 engineerswould see him sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh my 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 old 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."

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

Quotations and trivia

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See also

External links

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References

source: audio recording, internet