Johnny B. Goode    (intro) (midi)

 

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

 

back up in the woods among the evergreens,

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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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Who 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!

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Go, Johnny, 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,

 

Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.

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Old engineers would see him sittin' in the shade,

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Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made.

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When people passed him by they would stop and say,

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

You will be the leader of a rock `n`roll band.

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Many people comin' from miles around

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Will hear you play your music when the sun goes down.

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Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,

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Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''

 

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

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

 

(capo 2nd)

 

(Chuck Berry)