Johnny B. Goode

Deep down in 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 a guitar just like a ringin' a bell

Go Go
Go Johnny Go Go (x4)
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Oh sit beneath a tree by the railroad track
Oh the engineers would see him sittin in the shade
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made
The people passin' by they would stop and say
'Oh my but that little country boy could play'

Go Go
Go Johnny Go Go (x4)
Johnny B. Goode

His mother told him some day you will be a man
And you will be the leader of a big ol' band
Many people comin' from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe some day your name will be in lights sayin
Johnny B. Goode tonight

Go Go
Go Johnny Go (x4)
Johnny B. Goode

Lyrics by:
Chuck Berry

Music by:
Chuck Berry


John Squire (guitar)
Andy Couzens (vocals)
Ian Brown (bass, backing vox)
Simon Wolstencroft (drums)

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First live performance:
The Patrol covered this Chuck Berry song live.

The Sex Pistols' cover of this Chuck Berry song may have inspired The Patrol to follow suit.

John Squire could be seen doing a duckwalk of sorts on the band's reunion tour !

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