All American Boy

Bobby Bare


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Edward Severin Browne
album: Track 7 in album Detroit City
release date: 1963-8
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad/Vocal

Album Information

label: RCA
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bobby Bare Detroit City cover art


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Gather 'round, cats, and I'll tell you a story
Buy you a guitar and put it in tune
Impressin' the girls, pickin' hot licks, and all that jazz
I-I bought me a guitar a year ago
And all around town it was well understood
Hot licks, showin' off, ah number one.
Well , I 'd practice all day and up into the night
Cause he didn't like rock'n'roll
He's a square, he just didn't dig me at all
So I took my guitar, picks and all
And I split for Memphis where they say all
Sessions, hot licks and all, they dig me
I was rockin' and boppin' and I's a gettin' the breaks
When up stepped a man with a big cigar
"I'll put you on Bandstand, buy ya a Cadillac, sign here, kid."
I signed my name and became a star
Driving a big long Cadillac and fightin' the girls off ma back

And the money just kept on pourin' in
He said (sound of 3 footsteps) "Here I am"
I'm-a gonna cut your hair
Gimme that guitar" yeah.


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Detroit City
  • 2 Is It Wrong
  • 3 Lorena
  • 4 Shame on Me
  • 5 I'd Fight the World
  • 6 Dear Wastebasket
  • 7 All American Boy
  • 8 I Don't Believe I'll Fall in Love Today
  • 9 Brooklyn Bridge
  • 10 She Called Me Baby
  • 11 The Gods Were Angry With Me
  • 12 Book of Love