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Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans, A
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens, A
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood D
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode A
Who never ever learned to read or write so well, E
But he could play the guitar just like a ringin’ a bell. A

Go! Go! Johnny, go! Go! Go, A
Go, Johnny, go! Go! Go, D
Go, Johnny, go! Go! A
Go, Johnny, go! Go! Go, Johnny B. Goode A E A

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack, A
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track. A
Old engineers would see him sittin’ in the shade, D
Strummin’ with the rhythm that the drivers made. A
When people passed him by they would stop and say, E
‘oh, my but that little country boy could play’ A


His mother told him, ‘someday you will be a man, A
You will be the leader of a big ol’ band. A
Many people comin’ from miles around D
Will hear you play your music when the sun go down. A
Maybe someday your name’ll be in lights, E
Sayi An’ ‘Johnny B. Goode tonight” E A