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Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

"Johnny B. Goode" is a song by Chuck Berry that has come to be a universal rock and roll anthem, still played by popular musicans of all schools when they want to get the crowd going.

Berry's recording of the song was included on the Voyager Golden Record, attached to the Voyager spacecraft as representing rock and roll among other cultural achievements of humanity.

Berry wrote the piece in 1955 and released it in 1958. It is a rock and roll telling of the American dream - a poor country boy from the backwoods has dreams of becoming a star by hard work and his skill at playing the guitar. Although partly autobiographical, the inspiration for the song is said to have been Johnnie Johnson who played the piano and composed several songs with Berry and is considered a major contributor to the unmistakable Berry sound. On earlier unreleased takes Chuck sang "colored boy" for "country boy", but the Chess-brothers decided that that would not sell. Berry was also born on Goode Avenue in St. Louis.

Chuck Berry performs with John Lennon in this 1972 rendition.

Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
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Scroll and Sing:
Way 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 name of Johnny B. Goode
He never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar like ringing a bell

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go go
Johnny B. Goode

He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade
Playing to the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play

His mama told him someday he would be a man,
And he would be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear him play his music when the sun go down
Maybe someday his name would be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight.

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