Johnny Strikes Up the Band Lyrics

Warren Zevon


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Warren Zevon
album: Track 1 in album Excitable Boy
release date: 1978
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Vocal
length: 2:53
producer: Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel
drums: Russ Kunkel
piano: Warren Zevon
engineer: Greg Ladanyi and Dennis Kirk
guitars: Waddy Wachtel
bass: Leland Sklar
percussion: Danny Kortchmar
background vocals: Waddy Wachtel
lyricist: Warren Zevon
composer: Warren Zevon

Cover Art

Warren Zevon Excitable Boy cover art
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Dry your eyes my little friend
Let me take you by the hand
Freddie get ready Rock steady
When Johnny strikes up the band

They'll be rocking in the projects
Walking down along the strand
Freddie get ready Rock steady
When Johnny strikes up the band
Johnny strikes up the band
When Johnny strikes up the
When Johnny strikes up the
When Johnny strikes up the band

And Johnny is my main man
He's the keeper of the keys
He'll put your mind at ease
He's guaranteed to please
Back by popular demand

Look around, my little friend
Jubilation in the land
Freddie get ready Rock steady
When Johnny strikes up the band
Johnny strikes up the band
When Johnny strikes up the
When Johnny strikes up the
When Johnny strikes up the band


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Johnny Strikes Up the Band
  • 2 Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
  • 3 Excitable Boy
  • 4 Werewolves of London
  • 5 Accidentally Like a Martyr
  • 6 Nighttime in the Switching Yard
  • 7 Veracruz
  • 8 Tenderness on the Block
  • 9 Lawyers, Guns and Money