Johnny One Note Lyrics - Kim Criswell

Kim Criswell The Lorelei cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-5-11
length: 2:14
conductor: John McGlinn
orchestra: London Sinfonietta
soprano vocals: Kim Criswell
lyricist: Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers
Johnny could only sing one note
And the note he sang was this, aaaahh
Poor johnny one note
Sang out with gusto

And just overloaded 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
Everyone was mute
Johnny stood alone
Cats and dogs stopped yapping

Lions in the zoo
Were all jealous of johnny's big thrill
Thunderclaps stopped clapping
Traffic ceased its roar

And they tell us niag'ra stood still
He stopped the trainwistles


All whistles bowed to his skill
Sing johnny one note
Sing out with gusto
And just overwhelm all the crowd

So sing, johnny one note out loud
Sing, johnny one note
Sing - johnny - one note - out loud

CD 1
  • 1 Give Him the Oo-la-la
  • 2 He's a Right Guy
  • 3 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 4 Johnny One Note
  • 5 You and the Night and the Music
  • 6 The Saga of Jenny
  • 7 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 8 The Leader of a Big-Time Band
  • 9 In the Heart of the Dark
  • 10 The Lorelei
  • 11 Dream With Me
  • 12 I Love Paris
  • 13 Katie Went to Haiti
  • 14 Let's Go West Again
  • 15 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 16 I Got Rhythm