Beatles, The - Johnny B. Goode Lyrics




Deep down in Louisianna
Close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods
Among the evergreens
There stand a country cabin
Made of clay and wood
Where lives a young country boy
Named Johnny B. Goode
He never ever learned
To read or write a book so well
But he could play his guitar
Just like a-ringing a bell

Go go, go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Aah Johnny B. Goode!

He used to carry his guitar
In a gunny sack
Sit beneath the trees
By the railroad track
Oh sitting and a-playing
In the shade
Drumming to the rhythm
That the drivers made
People passing by
Used to stop and say
My oh my
That country boy can play

Go go, go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Aah Johnny B. Goode!

Well his mama told him
Someday you will be a man
And you will be the leader
Of a big old band
Many people coming
From miles around
To hear you play your music
Till the sun goes down
Maybe some day
Your name will be in light
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight!

Go go, go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Go Johnny go go go!
Aah Johnny B.Goode!





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Beatles, The Johnny B. Goode Comments
  1. Manuel Medina

    Johnny b good and some other guy should of been released on there original albums

  2. GEESUS

    tbh i like this version more, something about it being slower just makes it better... especially with John's voice.

  3. Gringo

    Sounds like a Rutles tribute band - who are these lads?

  4. Heldeni DA SILVA CANEDA

    I LOVE BEATLES.....!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Emma Victoria Macías

    John parece que lo hace desanimado like si tú también te diste cuenta

  6. 1970Dobby

    I think the people that give "thumbs down" to this BBC Radio Recording song, is that they are expecting a "Studio Quality"
    Recording. Sorry, it doesn't work like that! These Recordings,
    Are NOT NOW! That is, they were Not recorded in the Digital age!
    Most of these recordings survived, because fans recorded them,
    crudely off the radio at their houses, or the BBC saved them in their archives. Regardless, They Are Now A Piece of History!
    Just My Opinion...
    P.S. Instead of putting a "Thumbs Down", just go
    somewhere else on YouTube and listen to what you like!

    Egg

    Don't worry, they are just from Australia.

    Tristan

    You have to understand that recording on tape is probably the closest you will get to them playing live. Tape is still mostly prefered over digital by artists that care.

    My guess is that this is poorly transfered or a copy of a copy. I would be suprised if the BBC would ever lose master tapes from the Beatles.

  7. Бурдунлай Акыншаншев

    Deep down in Louisiana close to 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. Goode
    Who never ever learned to read or write so well
    But he could play a guitar just like a-ringin' a bell
    Go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Johnny B. Goode
    He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
    Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
    Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade
    Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
    People passing by they would stop and say
    "Oh my what that little country boy could play"
    Go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Go Johnny go go
    Johnny B. Goode
    His mother told him "someday you will be a man
    And you will be the leader of a big old band
    Many people coming from miles around
    To hear you play your music when the sun go down
    Maybe someday your name will be in lights
    Saying "Johnny B. Goode tonight"
    Go go
    Go Johnny go
    Go go go Johnny go
    Go go go Johnny go
    Go go go Johnny go
    Go

  8. Joy Stinson

    Berry was John main influence...I was lucky enough to berry play at a fair in 74

  9. Carlos de Carvalho Vital

    Vocal maravilhoso de John!

  10. The Dragons & Phoenixes

    John played the lead guitar in big part of the songs on the Saturday Club event, not George.

    민기

    it is george playing lead

  11. GenderBender201

    Love the Beatles, but I think they didn’t do justice to this song... it’s slower, and John and George didn’t have the energy chuck had when he played and sang this song.

  12. Monika Sage

    screaming internally right now

  13. Aaron Stark

    Guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it

  14. George Gray

    good morning Geroge

  15. Nothin282

    Never knew they covered this... makes sense since they did all the other ones by Berry :o

    tlatosmd

    This version is actually the main influence upon the BTTF version played by Marty McFly. It was John who first came up with going, "Go, Johnny, GO-GO-GO!", just like Marty sings/mimes it in BTTF. In all earlier versions including Chuck Berry's original, the line just goes, "Go, Johnny, Go!", but Johnny Lennon goes and kicks it up a notch that way.

  16. Crakaboom

    Yet another song ruined by the Beatles.....

    Nuniu Cel

    I'm agrede with you Crakaboom, but I should saya that are exceptions like "Slow down" or " Some other guy".

    Gerald Vandendungen

    Why waste your time and energy commenting on music that doesn’t suit your taste? Because GTA brought you here? No, because it didn’t. Come back when you’re 64.

    Joy Stinson

    Ignore troll...listen to something else

    Martin M

    @Gerald Vandendungen hahaha xD

    peter Holz

    @Crakaboom take a sleep

  17. Sean Whalley

    I first heard JOHNNY BE GOOD BY THE BEATLES in 83 I have all ways liked their verison

  18. Cristian QuitoRockyRoll

    Amo esta cancion;Amo a Chuck;Amo a The Beatles;los grandes interpretando el tema de otro grande🎸🎼☺❤✌😍🎼

    Beatles forever goodbye

    Sabias palabras grandes haciendo un cover de otro muy grande :v

    Harvey Shaw

    Fuck niggas

    Eduardo Espinosa

    Si es el gran cuarteto de liverpool tocando el tema del padre del rock

  19. lalo2509

    george en la guitarra principal y john en la voz, simplemente perfecto.

  20. ItsMeAgain John

    I know this isn't an original song by them.... but it's a song with my name in it by my favorite band!

    James Oike

    It's a Chuck Berry classic covered by many.

    Graham Blue

    @James Oike wrong it was done first by Marty Mcfly

    James Oike

    @Graham Blue Good one!

  21. James JCS

    Pensaba que no existía ningún cover grabado de Johnny be good pero cuando revise Spotify ahí estaba el álbum de la bbc remasterizado me sorprendió mucho

  22. delinthefelon

    George sang his heart out

    C. Syde65

    It's John, but you're right. It does sound like George. But I can still tell that it's John.

    rose cohen

    George does sound an awful lot like john, though. If you dont know who's singing what, it can be hard sometimes.

    ChainNonSmoker

    I think it was typical song sung by Keith around that time

    TheMaypo2

    Jeffrey ? 😜