Johnny One Note Lyrics

Blossom Dearie


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
album: Track 16 in album Blossom Dearie
release date: 1989
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Bop/Swing
length: 2:15
producer: Norman Granz

Cover Art

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Johnny could only sing one note
And the note he sings was this
Ah
Poor Johnny one-note
Sang out with gusto
And just overlorded the place
Poor Johnny one-note
Yelled willy nilly
Until he was blue in the face
For holding one note was his ace
Couldn't hear the brass
Couldn't hear the drum
He was in a class
By himself, by gum
Poor Johnny one-note
Got in Aida
Indeed a great chance to be brave
He took his one note
Howled like the North Wind
Brought forth wind that made critics rave
While Verdi turned round in his grave
Couldn't hear the flute
Or the big trombone
Ev’ry one was mute
Johnny stood alone
Cats and dogs stopped yapping
Lions in the zoo
All were jealous of Johnny's big trill
Thunder claps stopped clapping
Traffic ceased its roar
And they tell us Niagra stood still
He stopped the train whistles
Boat whistles
Steam whistles
Cop whistles
All whistles bowed to his skill
Sing Johnny One-Note,
Sing out with gusto and
Just overwhelm all the place
Sing Jonny One Note
Let's Hear That One Note
Sing Jonny One Note Sing


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 'Deed I Do
  • 2 Loverman
  • 3 Everything I've Got
  • 4 Comment Allez Vous
  • 5 More Than You Know
  • 6 Thou Swell
  • 7 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 8 Tout Doucement
  • 9 You for Me
  • 10 Now at Last
  • 11 I Hear Music
  • 12 Wait Till You See Her
  • 13 I Won't Dance
  • 14 A Fine Spring Morning
  • 15 They Say It's Spring
  • 16 Johnny One Note
  • 17 Blossom's Blues