Warren Zevon - Johnny Strikes Up the Band Lyrics

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
12" 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Warren Zevon
    album: Track 1 in album Excitable Boy
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 136 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Vocal
    length: 2:53
    producer: Waddy Wachtel and Jackson Browne
    drums: Russ Kunkel
    piano: Warren Zevon
    engineer: Dennis Kirk and Greg Ladanyi
    guitars: Waddy Wachtel
    bass: Leland Sklar
    percussion: Danny Kortchmar
    background vocals: Waddy Wachtel
    lyricist: Warren Zevon
    composer: Warren Zevon
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin