(Chuck Berry)
CHUCK BERRY (Chess 1691, 1958)

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

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

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath a tree by the railroad track
Ol' engineer in the train sittin' in the shade
strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh my but that little country boy could play


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 when the sun goes down
Maybe some day your name'll be in lights
sayin' Johnny B. Goode tonight"