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​Johnny B. Goode

This song is by Grateful Dead and appears on the live album Grateful Dead (1971).

This song is a cover of "Johnny B. Goode" by ​Chuck Berry.
Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans
Way back in the woods, among the evergreens
There in an old cabin made of earth and wood
There lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
He never learned to read or write so well
But he could play a guitar like ringing a bell

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

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit up in the trees by the railroad track
The engineers seen him sitting in the shade
Strumming to the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by would stop and say
My my, but that little country boy can play

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

His mamma told him "someday, you will be a man
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 someday your name will be in lights
Saying, Johnny B. Goode tonight."

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

Written by:

Chuck Berry