Johnny B. Goode Lyrics

Chuck Berry

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chuck Berry
album: Track 3 in album Chuck Berry Is on Top
release date: 1959-7
popularity : 311 users have visited this page.
length: 2:40
drums: Fred Below
double bass: Willie Dixon
guitar: Chuck Berry
piano: Lafayette Leake
mastering: Erick Labson
lead vocals: Chuck Berry
lyricist: Chuck Berry
composer: Chuck Berry

Cover Art

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Deep down in Louisiana close the 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 Good
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringin a bell


Go, go, go jonny go go
go johnny go go
go johnny go go
go johnny go go
johnny be good

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh an engineer could see him sitting in the shade
Strummin' to the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they'd stop and say
Oh my but that little country boy can play


His mother told him some day you will be a man
And you will be the leader of a big old band
Many people coming from miles around
And hear you play your music till the sun goes down
Maybe someday your name gonna be in light
Sayin' Jonny be good tonight


Track Listing

  • 1 Almost Grown
  • 2 Carol
  • 3 Maybellene
  • 4 Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  • 5 Anthony Boy
  • 6 Johnny B. Goode
  • 7 Little Queenie
  • 8 Jo Jo Gun
  • 9 Roll Over Beethoven
  • 10 Around and Around
  • 11 Hey Pedro
  • 12 Blues for Hawaiians