Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode (testo canzone)

Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Artista: Chuck Berry
Canzone: Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Johnny B. Goode

Way down 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 name of Johnny B. Goode
He never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell

Go go, go Johnny go go
Go Johnny go go, go Johnny go go
Go Johnny go go, Johnny B. Goode

He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade
Stroming to the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by would stop and say
Oh my, 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 he would be a man
And he would be the leader of a big old band
Many people coming from miles around
To hear him play his music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name would be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight

Go go, go go Johnny go
Go go Johnny go, go go Johnny go
Go go Johnny go, Johnny B. Goode

Video: Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8JULmUlGDA

Video: Johnny Winter – Johnny B. Goode (live – 1984)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGEUFq7jYGI

Johnny B. Goode è una canzone di Chuck Berry pubblicata per la prima volta come singolo in vinile nel 1958 su etichetta Chess Records.
Berry scrisse questo pezzo nel 1955. È la visione in chiave rock & roll del sogno americano: un povero ragazzo di campagna diventa una star grazie al duro lavoro e la sua abilità a suonare la chitarra.

Altre versioni celebri sono quelle di Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith… tutto il mondo rock si è confrontato con questo brano!

Johnny B. Goode è nella #7 posizione della Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 Songs of All Time.

Wikipedia: Johnny B. Goode

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