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Johnny B Goode Lyrics

Artist: Chuck Berry


Deep 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 named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like a 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 used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineerswould see him sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they 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 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
Johnny B. Goode
Comments/Interpretations
by Harry on 5/12/2008 12:25pm
Perfect lyrics except theres an extra "go" at the end
by yo momma on 5/12/2008 2:05pm
this songs pretty tight yo.
by zande ran on 5/13/2008 5:19am
fasntastic to be able to refer to critical cultural materials such as Mr berry's lyrics and we are deeply grateful for the work you do..should be government sponsored or funded at the very least..Many thanks again
by Goat Tit on 5/20/2008 7:59pm
Harry your dumb as fuck man. those lyrics are perfect. If you listen to the right song dumbass you would know what is right and what is wrong. and my friend you are the who is wrong. pay attention dumb fuck!


GREAT SONG! and yes PERFECT lyrics
by johnathan on 5/21/2008 4:08pm
Awesome lyrics you rock at song
writing cause this song blows my mind
by phil on 5/22/2008 8:57am
i love the song so much
by Gaby on 5/26/2008 3:44am
'mazing song that is.... Just mazing i love it
by Thomas MacDonald on 5/26/2008 6:55pm
Good lyrics
by barkis on 5/28/2008 5:10am
Thanks for the lyrics. sing this somng in my own way at first hehe. Thaks again!
by Brandy on 5/29/2008 11:26am
I found this for my daughters talent show next year and she bookmarked this place. She really likes this website and page.
by cs on 5/29/2008 2:33pm
that is a very good song ilove it
by kira on 6/2/2008 5:13am
this song is seriously my life, and i love it so much its crazy
by The dude from Norway on 6/3/2008 3:51am
That son rocks fellows. It`s soo good, dude.
by nick on 6/3/2008 11:09am
brilliant song... hendrix version is fantastic.
by Nick on 6/4/2008 5:19am
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh my BECAUSE that little country boy could play
by yo on 6/6/2008 7:22pm
loco dale presta atencion.
by Daniel on 6/7/2008 3:59am
I like this song i have first heard it in the movie "Back 2 the future"
by Zodisc Seven on 6/10/2008 1:06am
It is a world class Chuck Berry song.
Who every plays it.
by cmoney on 6/12/2008 8:58pm
haha, i heard it in back 2 the future too!
by Richard Brant on 6/15/2008 6:34am
Just watching Back Top The Future on ITV2 now. Great Song just wanted to find out what all he lyrics were.
by skumbom on 6/17/2008 3:52pm
this lyrics rules, HARRY it isn't a matha fuckin' xtra "go" in the end, so shut the f*ck up
by Tim on 6/18/2008 10:49pm
very good for this music. i like it
by manu on 6/21/2008 6:25am
always reminds me of back to the future and chuck berry's fictional cousin marvin!! lol
by falan on 6/21/2008 7:10am
oh my! but* that little country boy.....
by povance on 6/25/2008 3:46am
falan, I do think you are right!
by povance on 6/25/2008 3:51am
also, in the first stanza isn't it "there stood a little shack made of earth and wood."

i may be wrong but that is my recollection
by chrissy on 6/27/2008 5:52am
Is that a tom-tom briefly playing during the line 'there stood a log cabin made of earth and wood'?
by Richard on 6/28/2008 10:12am
cheers, now i can sing this while i play guitar, all time classic, sounds awesome =]
by ARGENTINA on 6/28/2008 7:12pm
AMO ESTA CANCION!
by ARGENTINA on 6/28/2008 7:32pm
AMO ESTE TEMA=)
by Hey on 7/1/2008 3:26pm
There isn't a fu**ing "go" at the and!!! -.-
by filan on 7/2/2008 7:32am
deep down in* louisiana...
by filan on 7/2/2008 7:35am
to hear you play your music till* the sun...
by jonne on 7/4/2008 12:43pm
He plays the guitar just like his ringing the bell
by Nate on 7/14/2008 11:05am
This is a great song! It will always remind me of Back 2 the Future with Michael J. Fox up on stage. lol Go Johnny Go Go!!!!
by Gary on 7/16/2008 4:19am
Not quite perfect lyrics, someone mentioned something with the "people passing by they would stop and say oh my because that little country boy could play". They had the right idea, but the word is actually BUT not BECAUSE. Sing it to yourself.

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 BUT that little country boy could play
by Matt on 7/25/2008 8:12am
The lyrics are near perfect, extremly good job, thank you for listening closely and getting everything down, I appreciate it.

Ok now secondly, wow pepople who swear like you guys about other people's suggestions are just wow...swearing makes you tough on the internet? That's cool then...
by mick on 8/3/2008 10:03am
he got more of the song that i did. cut the guy some slack
by Niall Platt on 8/4/2008 3:54am
you rock johnny b goode is the best song ever written.rock and roll,goode job.
by Jack Cain on 8/7/2008 8:18am
Absolutely the best R&R song ever written.
I think Keith Richards said "Rock& Roll begins and ends with Chuck Berry"
by Megz on 8/10/2008 2:06pm
Dear God, I really worry that even saying "hi" on this thread is going to get me flamed. Chill out guys!

Without wanting to make too much of a fuss, there isn't an extra "go" at the end, but on some versions there is an extra chorus at the end.

And also, I think that there could be an extra go sort of at the end, because it's in the first line of the last chorus.

Now I just need to keep an eye out for sniper rifles from now till Christmas....
by Juan on 8/14/2008 2:33pm
James you are a fucking bastard... Nick is right is Oh my because that little country boy could play. So fuck you..
by Martin on 8/24/2008 5:45am
fucking awesome song
by Frank on 8/28/2008 9:34am
James desperately needs referring to an anger management clinic. Anyone have a number for him? How about you Goat Tit? Or perhaps you Scumbom?

Great song! I first heard it from the classic film Back To The Future. Like both Chuck Berry's and Marty Mcfly With The Starlighters versions.
by DONNY MAN on 9/10/2008 6:10pm
THE LYRICS AND SONG ARE PERFECT THATS WHY IM GOIN TO PLAY IN FRONT OF EVERYONE
by zoltzerino on 9/18/2008 1:40pm
ermm im just gonna say blues is meant to be a bit free flowing so people have thier own variations of this song. ive personally made up my own verse to this based on my own experiences. so all u sadacts who listen to songs far too closely and have too much spare time chill out and enjoy life!!
by hutchy boy on 9/19/2008 1:06am
you missed IN louisiana
by MARCELO FROM BUENOS AIRES on 9/19/2008 1:24am
It's not only a rock and roll theme, it's not only a rock and roll anthem, it's "the" rock and roll anthem. Long live Chuck Berry, be proud of such an american ambassador. Not like those criminal suckers that you put in white house.
by MR MIKE on 9/19/2008 2:32pm
Not exactly there Jack....try about 10 years before Keith Richards...it was John Lennon who said that
by Jasen on 9/21/2008 1:22pm
I nailed my girlfriend for the first time listening to this song
by dudness on 9/28/2008 12:58am
your lyrics are fully sickbro jus mazing
by Wavemaster on 9/28/2008 6:04pm
I love this song and I also llove teh gituar! Awesome song and I would love learn to play like he does! -Love-Surfing-fun-
by Chewy on 9/29/2008 11:20am
'Goat Tit' You are awfully rude. GET A LIFE!
by Georgie on 10/2/2008 10:07am
Best Rock n Roll ever!!!
by ese Jack on 10/6/2008 4:00pm
viva el rock
by Patch on 10/19/2008 1:06am
Mr. Mike... actually, John Lennon said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."
by Patch on 10/19/2008 3:35am
Last line in first verse should read: But he could play a* guitar just like a ringin' a bell
by Shahar Zamir on 10/21/2008 3:33am
The Song!!!!
by Mike on 10/25/2008 9:54am
Go Johnny Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
by Jeff B on 10/27/2008 2:54am
Add "in" before "Louisiana".
by vaxo on 10/31/2008 6:43am
chuck berry magari kacia
by JCOB on 11/4/2008 9:28am
THIS SONG DESTROYS EVERYTHING ever hear the cover by george thorgood ITS AWSOME
by bob on 11/12/2008 9:33am
jeff b is right
by malcolm s on 11/20/2008 11:23am
what asong . never tired of listening to it
by prasantt.purohit@gmail.com on 11/26/2008 12:24am
"I never thought of learning how to play the guitar,
but it were all those thoughts that I wanted to start,
And get to see how the life of Chuck Berry,
Changed post he sang Johnny B. Goode tonight..."

People say I am a very good poet and song writer, I want to make my own band someday soon and so looking for like minded people who can play amazing music... something like Chuck Berry.
by that guy on 12/12/2008 12:51am
dude guys.... just because they hear the song differently doesn't mean you should tell them to shut up because you think their wrong (hint hint: goat tit) you need to calm down cause it's just a song
by ahem on 12/17/2008 11:13pm
go
Johnny go...

Govt. Funding....Govt. Funding....Govt. Funding....Govt. Funding....Govt. Funding.
by Mutt on 12/19/2008 6:05pm
cool dude
by lalalala on 12/21/2008 12:23am
Thanks to 'Back to the Future' I am now obsessed with this song!

by menchu on 12/22/2008 8:20am
markucci siempre te vamos a extrañar :s
by otro argentino on 12/22/2008 8:21am
tan buen tema AGUANTE LOS PAMPAS RUGBY sta.fe
by Ro on 12/25/2008 11:55pm
masterpiece
by Chris on 12/29/2008 4:59am
This song is amazing and the lyrics are pretty much spot on, what does it matter if their not though, how many times have you seen a band live and heard variations on the songs that you love? It's just part of the experience. Besides this website isn't the bible of rock and roll lyrics, Jesus it's just a reference site, if you don't agree with it then set up your own.
by mikewa on 1/5/2009 6:10pm
I've been playing this song for the last 25yrs and like Chuck the lyrics differ slightly each performance. It's rock & roll after all!!!
by Bogota on 1/10/2009 8:14pm
the best song of rck n' roll!!!

chuck rulez!!
by Sam on 1/11/2009 1:40pm
Hi there, there is an extra go at the end for every one information... v good lyrics
by georgia wass on 1/16/2009 11:11am
its ok song but not my taste off music I like pop music like vanessa hudgens and ashley tisdale and kylie minogue it is not what i like xxxgeorgia wass
by Jared D. on 1/22/2009 4:38pm
This is the best song ever!!!! I love it in Back to the Future!!!! I'm under 11 and I love that music!!!!
by Jen =] on 1/29/2009 12:39pm
It's totally ammazziinng - you cant NOT love it :)
by Gem on 2/4/2009 11:35am
This is a very good song, thanks for the lyrics mate and every one bitching about getting the lyrics dead right, really need to get out more! I mean who cares about an extra 'go', seriously!!!! Get a clue fool... mmmwah x
by Jose on 2/4/2009 8:50pm
theres right amount of go ;)
by Dan on 2/4/2009 9:08pm
She is right
by dirk b goode on 2/12/2009 6:29am
zeikerd
by pe6o potkorenovata veli4ina on 2/12/2009 2:42pm
mnogoq qka pesni4ka breeeeeee
by PopCrop on 2/13/2009 12:40am
Awesome song, it's a perfect classic. Big LOL @ Megz (which is the only reason I'm writing here.
According to Chuck Berry's original there IS the correct amount of "Go's" and I think it is "Oh my, BUT that little country boy could play." As if Johnny was rocking out hard core, making a spectacle of himself (think Marty's act on stage in Back to the Future). Peace out, dudes & dudettes!
by Saya on 2/23/2009 5:50am
I'm junior high scool student of Japanese.I love this song!!
Thank you.
by GM on 2/27/2009 8:42pm
I just played the Chuck Berry version on Winamp and checked every word and every line - kept pausing it and replaying it.

There are 3 small errors - 2 words left out and one "the" that should be "a".

1. Deep down IN Louisiana (add the word IN)

2. he could play A guitar just like ringing a bell (not THE guitar)

3. Oh my BUT that little country boy could play (add the word BUT)

And I played and replayed the last chorus and the number of "go's" shown is definitely correct - there is no extra go needed.
by SKUfuss on 3/1/2009 7:48pm
you all should hear the Grateful Dead cover this masterpiece!
by newmitynewmnewm on 3/3/2009 8:52am
dude i love this song, it is classic chuck berry! thanks for the lyrics!
by newmitynewmnewm on 3/3/2009 8:55am
love this osng, classic berry! thanks for the lyrics!
by Agmannen on 3/11/2009 4:00pm
In the end of the version i have there sure is go go go totaly sure of it!
by channeyfanney on 3/12/2009 3:40pm
love it
by David on 3/17/2009 12:31am
Great song! I sang to the lyrics while listening to the song and I'm surprized that the lyrics I found online were correct for once.
by ??? on 3/18/2009 7:01am
What's with all the swearing just look at the lyrics in the cd cover. Get over it.
by Yes, Yes! on 3/18/2009 1:54pm
good lyrics
didnt miss a word!
by jessica on 3/18/2009 11:24pm
oh yes i love this song <3
by I on 3/28/2009 11:10pm
kick ass song, and the jimi hendrix version is fucking amazing
by Rick on 3/31/2009 12:41pm
I fucking LOVE this song! I heard this song the first time in "back 2 the future", but the text that they sing in that movie ain't the right one :( 2 bad, but it still rocks!
by the-amazon-rainforest.blogspot.com on 4/3/2009 4:34am
It's just perfect, no extra go, at least in the studio version (perhaps you've got a live version?).
by Buffalo Bob on 4/6/2009 11:50pm
Never was quite sure of the exact lyrics...so I'll take your word for it ! Chuck wrote it... Jimi Hendrix played the shit out of it live ( one of my top 5 all time favorite songs) and it STILL kicks ass today....simply CLASSIC !!!
by matt on 4/8/2009 7:49pm
i love that song instead of go johnny go it should be go chuck go
by CCCObi on 4/19/2009 10:54pm
F'ing classic shit.
by Guy doing a report on Chuck Berry on 4/20/2009 8:38pm
The lyrics are SUPER good!! I love the song too! :)
by hater on 5/15/2009 3:21pm
yall arent even close..
"well his mama told him oneday you will be a man, and you will be the leader of a big ole band"
people gonna come from miles around, to listen to you play till the sun goes down"
by Steve on 5/17/2009 4:25pm
Given all the incredible amount of descriptive words in the English language it shows a pitifully limited intellect to have to resort to the offensive swear words so often used by correspondents.
by cobramite on 5/29/2009 11:48pm
yeah the go's are all messed up but good

go go
hehe
by MuuR on 6/1/2009 12:15pm
Allright !

Blues allwats rocks !
by person doing on 6/1/2009 4:05pm
OH NO U DIDNT
by Mego on 6/9/2009 11:49am
Hey Jared, that's so cool. I'm a Geezer and I heard it and loved it 1st time around.
by GOSH! on 6/10/2009 5:21am
Ya don't have to SWEAR! SOOOO Much
Geez
Great song though
by henrique on 6/27/2009 9:15pm
perfect song,NOW STOP SWEARING RETARDS
by Elvis Presley on 7/4/2009 2:09pm
I LOVE THE WHOLE OF THE START BEFORE HE STARTS SINGIN!
by eric on 7/7/2009 12:41pm
the lyrics is good except there's one extra go at the end and you forgot to space engineers and would.
by GOD on 7/16/2009 2:28am
Im god so i cant be wrong so calm down its a good lyric sheet so its missing an "in" or a "go" who the FUCK care.....
by gaucamole on 7/17/2009 12:56pm
Blasphemy!!!!!!!!!
by ROHG on 7/19/2009 11:09pm
Yup, god is right.
by fingermagic on 7/21/2009 9:54am
I just want to say when you're up on stage singing this, the lyrics often change slightly. Anyone who performs regularly knows this. For those think you have to have an extra go, or are having a hemorrhage about one or two words, relax. Some songs have four or five versions of lyrics and no one is going to shoot the other person for changing the original. Listen to all the versions of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen out there. Enough said.
by TAK on 7/30/2009 10:32am
its a good song i first heard of it when Marty McFly played it in Back to The Future part 1
by dudewhosaidfuck on 8/9/2009 5:37am
hey, just saw how many 'fucks' were in the comments, so i thought i'd add one more...


fuck! :)
by Jesus on 8/18/2009 6:40pm
I agree god your a great father
by FUCK MAN on 8/19/2009 5:35pm
fuck
by Molydeus on 8/20/2009 2:25pm
Judas Priest's version is awesome
by Thomas on 8/29/2009 5:10am
top banget lagu ini. go go go
by zoli on 9/5/2009 12:03pm
There is no extra go, that "go" is in the song too. thanks for the lirycs.
by stewie on 9/19/2009 5:14am
this song is a oldie and is awesome
by Oskarotenks on 9/20/2009 3:48pm
Go go go!!
by wendy on 9/24/2009 1:42pm
got to dance to it.love it
by Tom on 9/28/2009 5:45pm
thanks for that u tried ur best at the lyrics but there some different words reminds me of back to the future
by kim on 9/29/2009 2:15pm
ahah
by Micheal Jackson on 9/29/2009 10:28pm
This is good, but I thought my Thriller was better
by oberon on 10/2/2009 11:43am
This song is so amazing, that it was included in voyager missions, in fact the furthest human objects in the universe.
by Sami on 10/13/2009 10:21am
This song is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!
go johnny go go
by Snakeweirdo on 10/17/2009 9:13am
There is a "go" too much in the text.
by Eddy on 11/9/2009 5:45pm
John Lennon once said about this legend, "If Rock n' Roll had another name, it'd be Chuck Berry." And I agree with that, full force. Chuck Berry is a legend.
by Edrome on 11/23/2009 1:27am
This song was quite good... i like it...
by zodiac on 12/3/2009 2:02am
i agree c berry is a legend...
by Jose on 12/20/2009 10:45am
I'm from Argentinian, I sing in a Blues Band and we do classics american black blues. I love chuck berry's music.
by falcon on 1/3/2010 3:39am
phantastic autobiographic lyrics !!
by erps on 1/12/2010 5:08pm
harry is wrong
by bimma on 1/20/2010 4:14pm
it"s rock and roll
by bimma on 1/21/2010 7:08am
amazing :)
by Phil on 1/23/2010 2:53am
Awesome song. George Thorogood did an amazing cover as well....listen if you get chance!
by DataDon on 2/4/2010 7:45am
I just brought up a few versions of ole Chucky boy doing videos of his hit and in different versions. They were all done by Chuck Berry and you can find small, little differences such as the following:

"Oh my that BUT* little country boy could play"
OR
"He used to carry his guitar in (LIKE) a gunny sack"
OR
Go sit beneath the (A) tree by the railroad track
OR
"Oh, the engineerS (engineer) would (will) see him sitting in the shade"

Gotta note that it seemed that there were always the same amounts of "gos" in the choruses and just as it is above.

Does it really matter what small differences are on different versions of a song that epitomizes what a Rock & Roll song should sound like? Enjoy them ALL!!!
by Nikolas Chock on 2/20/2010 8:46am
The gratest soundtrack, i ever heard...Funny and positive:)
by Edd on 2/23/2010 8:57am
people, these lyrics are correct except for some missing spaces, the words you use to 'correct' them are wrong. for example ' like a' ringin' a bell' is slang for 'as easy as ringing a bell' so just get your facts rght before commenting
by Declan on 2/27/2010 9:21am
I'm 10 years old! I can play this on guitar! I'm not kidding! the chords go as followed: a 4 measures d 2 measures a 2 measures e 1 measure d 1 measure a 1 measure e 1 measure. This is a great song. (Oh, and no extra go)
by Anthony on 3/1/2010 9:23pm
As I know, the beatles did a cover,too.And the same,the rolling stone did one. But they played not as good as Chuck.
by Wicad78 on 3/10/2010 9:02pm
Mested up at the end its
go go
go johnny go go go
go johnny go go go
go johnny go go go
Johnny B. Goode
by ryan allen on 3/16/2010 11:46am
not bad the song
by Ivanio on 3/22/2010 4:59pm
Everything is great and all lyrics except this one are incorrect
by bluegene on 3/25/2010 3:34am
perfect song, I just cant heare it and not go dancing
by jtrutfyu on 3/29/2010 1:16pm
ftryutfyutfyjtdyudtyu
by smm868 on 4/4/2010 7:04am
i watched the movie its class i watch part 1 2 and 3
by badwolf on 4/15/2010 1:36am
go elvis go!!the king.10x for the lyrics
by cheeze it on 4/21/2010 3:47pm
awesome
by Louise on 5/9/2010 10:28am
Initially I thought these lyrics had some mistakes, however, that was because I was listening to the back to the future version. I then listened to a live Chuck Berry version and these lyrics are correct. Different versions do tend to slightly change lyrics adn phrasing, but that is not reason to get abusive and your knickers in a twist.
by selppintae on 5/18/2010 11:52am
these lyrics are completely wrong. you are all gay
by JAMES on 5/27/2010 1:09am
Fuck you mother fucking cunts you all should grab the computer mouse and shove it up your ASS, lyrics are MoTHERFUCKING perfect ok?!!! Now go play with traffic!!!
by alex hughes on 5/28/2010 9:03am
the lyrics are COMPLETELY wrong...get it f***in right
by Angus Young on 6/1/2010 2:53am
this is the best song ever!!
by i don´t no!!!! on 6/7/2010 12:03pm
I and my classmates sing and play this song in a school celebration! This song is fabulous!
by charm on 6/20/2010 4:26am
im 15 and Elvis is my hero!!! I love his version of this song, tis awesome, i am performer and from personal experience, you generally improvise and try new amazing things when you perform... Some of you really do need to chill about this, arguing about it is offending the magic, soul and sheer existence of rock and roll.
by Paula on 6/26/2010 1:30pm
I love you chuck
by Zslone on 6/27/2010 8:30pm
The first line is wrong. It's Deep down in Jamaica close to Magorville (or close to that) back up in the woods on top of a hill. Everything else is right but that.
by Zslone on 6/27/2010 8:32pm
The first line is wrong. It's Deep down in Jamaica close to Magorville (or close to that) back up in the woods on top of a hill. Everything else is right but that. And that this is Written by Peter Tosh...
by tomy on 7/5/2010 11:34pm
there is not extra go
by thetibern on 7/6/2010 1:32pm
i could not read all the comments,i got sick . i always thought that the the internet was for people who knew how to write and who were not stupid and hiding behind a computer.
as for the lyrics, even if they are not perfect have you ever heard someone singning this song pronouncing all the words correctly...
by the way i'm french canadian
by Bloody Russian on 7/14/2010 7:07am
when the sun goES down

PS love it as interpreted by Judas Priest
by Andre F. on 8/8/2010 2:41pm
I'd like to suggest:
Strumming with the rhythm that the !drivewheels! made.

Mr. Berry might have recalled a memory from his childhood here, the sound of a steam locomotive.

Another proof of his outstanding lyrics.
by josiah on 8/8/2010 9:25pm
this song is dabomb
by Critic on 8/11/2010 7:43am
Buahaha THAT is perfect lyrics ?
Really I dont think so, check again when listening a song...
by ellipsis... on 8/12/2010 6:37pm
it starts out with "Deep down IN Louisiana..."
by mecedes612 on 8/19/2010 11:22am
wow i love this song now my brother can play his drums to it and i can sing to it i think this is brill.
by primarychainsawdustbowl on 9/19/2010 5:34am
Listen to the really old Beatles version if you want to hear John Lennon taking liberties with the lyrics. The rhythm is changed slightly and it needs the extra words to plug the holes. eg 'he never learned to read or write a book so well' etc
by FFY on 9/23/2010 5:15pm
Thanks for the lyrics, great job.
by Mr.Bob on 9/30/2010 9:17pm
A pioneer of rock
by Lana J. on 10/4/2010 11:09am
I like the song. Especially the way it starts off with the electric guitar then how the piano comes in. Man can Chuck Berry play.
by McFly on 10/15/2010 2:36pm
Hey Chuck, it's your cousin, Marvin Berry.....
by BC on 10/17/2010 9:05pm
It was a great song when I first heard it on American Bandstand, just enjoy it and don't analyze it to death.
by Marty on 10/21/2010 4:50pm
You know that SOUND you been lookin for...
by Mcfly Marty on 11/8/2010 7:08am
Back to the Future...This is a hit...and pioneers of Rock way before people knew Rock and Marty killed it in the movie when he said ur kids would like it...its dope
by abdu on 11/8/2010 8:36pm
thx thx thx
by mike on 11/23/2010 11:14am
this song is kool because me and my dad love to listen to Johnny B. Goode
by a human being on 11/26/2010 5:47am
I just wanted to know, why on earth there is such a discussion on this site where people yell and scream (at least the internet version of it) about the lyrics.

1 there are many different versions of this song and lyrics can change over time

2 this site is for finding the lyrics, if you already knew them, Why did you come here?
by Jeremiah Cleveland on 12/10/2010 3:28pm
hello america this is the viper here thats it okay byeand one more thing im also gay
by Lil Michael on 12/14/2010 10:05am
watz up BIG AZ any girls r single hit me up
by Richiesvan on 12/19/2010 6:34pm
Man it takes me back way back
so lock in those lyrics so good!!!!!
by FUTURE BOY on 12/21/2010 11:25pm
thumbs up if you first heard this song in back to the future.
by Anish on 12/25/2010 10:22pm
Amazing Song.. appreciate the person who shared the lyrics..
by ??????? on 1/4/2011 5:37am
Awesome Song! Just love it. :)
by vicky on 1/7/2011 10:24am
me re encanta esta cancion
by miraj on 1/17/2011 1:11am
jonny be bad....
by kutie on 1/20/2011 5:52pm
huh i like it wen michael j fox plays it!!!!
by dorji on 1/22/2011 3:45am
i prefer chuck berry as the king of rock n roll..:/
by Big John(son) on 1/28/2011 10:05pm
Could everyone stop being tight and critical about the lyrics and just enjoy the song?

Who cares if a 'but' or 'the' is in the wrong place!!
by marvin berry on 2/2/2011 3:47pm
back to the future. yo.
by Fla George on 2/14/2011 2:55pm
My band does a few Chuck Berry songs and sometimes I change the original lyrics (which the above are not)to something Catchy that I like...no harm, no foul...I'm sure Chuck would like it. MORE; If ya have a dead crowd there are a few songs to get em tappin their foot...Jonny B Goode, devil with a blue dress on or Gordon Lightfoot's "Lightfoot"...works every time.
Peace to all who tread these words,
Florida George and the all night news boys
by sherice duncan on 2/15/2011 8:18am
this song became my faviourite ever since i herd it on hoilday!:)
by Louie on 3/5/2011 6:17pm
So awesome. if you watch the first back to the future one. marty mcfly sings it :D FREAKIN' AWESOME SONG. I COULD F*CKING SING IT ALL DAY! i thought there was motor in it some where. lol
by lmao on 3/6/2011 5:16pm
everyone is arguing over the internet...someone doesnt have a life!!!!!!!!
by Jog on 3/12/2011 7:48am
I hate you all!
by astario on 3/27/2011 4:02pm
this song is awesome! thank you back to the future!:)
by mason on 4/10/2011 5:11pm
It's awesome but a little to fast
by Shweta on 4/24/2011 9:07pm
I like this song...I heard this song first time in Back to future...It's really good
by Marvin Astley on 5/5/2011 1:00am
Hey Rick, its your cousin Marvin; Marvin ASTLEY. You know that mediocre, generic sound you've been looking for? Well, listen to THIS!!!
by Bianca Lys on 5/14/2011 1:12am
YO man, you rock! Neat bro. Back 2 the future!
by Matinister on 5/17/2011 3:48pm
Fuckin' amazing
by Chuck Berry on 5/26/2011 2:21am
Its deep down IN lousiana
by DanDylan on 6/15/2011 1:56pm
This is the funniest thread i've ever seen.
by The Fuckin Fucker on 6/19/2011 7:53pm
Oh Ya!!!!!!!!!
by ulisses on 7/13/2011 12:01pm
hello, in the versions i've heard there is a "shure" behind "could play".
by amanda on 7/29/2011 1:36pm
amanda e ana e toi e cars
by max on 8/12/2011 9:34am
I first heard this song in back to the future, keep it alive dude.
by joe on 9/5/2011 5:54am
i heard in back to the future first too
by Ana on 9/15/2011 10:14am
That is a GREAT song. I heard it first in Back To The Future, and dince that I've been loving it!
by Teb Bullpitt on 10/15/2011 8:04am
Hey there - some of the WANKERS previous comments - are these people deaf or just dumb & stupid - the lyrica match what I hte song says perfectly. Ya gotta wonder...
by Klemens on 10/18/2011 3:02pm
Chuck Berry is the best:-)))
by Moises (Mexico) on 10/21/2011 10:12pm
I listen this song in BTTF 1 & 2

Chuck Berry it's the best¡
by This is a joke on 10/23/2011 6:07am
I prefer lady gaga...
by Zano (Africa) on 10/24/2011 9:01pm
Wonderful music and well arranged.
by freak on 11/1/2011 7:03pm
No space between engeneers and would. Not so perfect after all, eh
by CKMIII on 11/9/2011 8:34pm
pure greatness! thank you Mr. Berry
by Godlock on 11/11/2011 7:33am
That song is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! It is one of my top FAVORITES!!!!!
by Sam on 11/14/2011 7:03pm
"Guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it."
by GoodeRocker on 12/21/2011 5:49pm
The R&R standard. Regarding the lyrics, get over yourselves ladies; have fun with it. Check out the Johnny Winter live at Woodstock version. Awesome! Long live Chuck Berry!
by Bazzamagoo on 1/18/2012 10:08pm
Please check the lyrics on the official Chuck Berry website, then make your comments. Have a Goode day.
by LIANA DALIPI on 1/25/2012 6:58am
I LOVE VERY MUCH THIS OLD SONG OF CHUCK BURRY.TOO HAPPY I FOUND IT IN THE WEB SITE AND WROTE IT DOWN. THANKS A LOT.
by Cankat on 1/25/2012 12:57pm
Don't mind me, I'm just going to leave my mark here.
by bobby on 2/12/2012 10:22pm
osm song !
by CantGetRite on 2/29/2012 11:01pm
As I was getting my gear ready for this weekend drill, for some odd reason this song just popped into my head. So I wanted to learn the lyrics. Man I wish we had the power of the internet back in 85' when I was growing up.
by terry j vey on 3/9/2012 10:12pm
one of the best starts of a song ever
by weeexd on 3/10/2012 3:14pm
thanks for the licryys and everything :D biie biie
by sweetpea on 3/28/2012 11:03am

by dudewhosaidfuck on 8/9/2009 5:37am
hey, just saw how many 'fucks' were in the comments, so i thought i'd add one more...


fuck! :)

EPIC quote whahahah FUCK +
by Bananarama are shite on 4/9/2012 9:07am
There are, according to Google Chrome 30 Fuck, 2 Fucker, 2 Fucks, 2 Fucked, 7 Fucking. That includes this post. Lyrics are almost correct, but if you dint know them then why worry?
by Johnny on 4/20/2012 9:04pm
who in the hell would name themselves 'goat tit"
by john lopez the fat ass on 5/7/2012 4:34pm
hi my name is john an dim a fucking faggot and i would like to get with one of you guys and i go to rincon high school and im 12 years old
by Brittany on 5/12/2012 6:59pm
And we care about one tiny mistake because...??????
by Phil on 5/21/2012 2:23am
Hi guys from 6 years ago^^
by Wouter on 6/10/2012 6:04pm
Deep down _IN_ lousisiana
by Chris on 6/17/2012 1:41pm
Dude I aint trying to sound like a snob but honestly If you listen to the song Chuck throws in an extra "GO" in the last chorus haha, so it's good.
by Bryan on 4/6/2012 Australia on 7/4/2012 6:39am
Been playing this song for nearly 50 years &still love playing it thank you
by kimberly on 7/11/2012 10:27am
these lyrics are great but instead of Oh my that little country boy could play, it is oh my BUT that little country boy can play x
by Marty McFly on 9/1/2012 5:13am
It's rock and roll. The lyrics change a little at every rendition. An extra go here, a different preposition there. Get a life.
by Marty McFly on 9/1/2012 5:14am
It's rock and roll. The lyrics change a little at every rendition. An extra go here, a different preposition there. Get a life.

And lol this site says "Thanks for your comment, we will review it and it will be added shortly". Yeah right, the obscene spews above were reviewed and approved?
by Gomarty on 9/25/2012 6:35am
Lol true dat.
I have heard a version that had an extra chorus or an extra "tonight" at the end where the lol, so objectionable "go" is. Eg"Johhny b goode tonight,tonight"
by Paul Hampton on 11/6/2012 3:40pm
Hey Goat Tit,with a vocabulary like that I bet your one of those assholes that writes on bathroom walls.I hope you don't play guitar and give us all a bad name.
Give up,man.You're a loser.
by mushthofa akhyar on 11/12/2012 10:23am
it's rock n roll, and I very hapy listen the jonhy b.good song
by Marty McFly on 11/18/2012 2:25pm
"You're gonna love this, it's a classic......... Well, it's a classic where I come from."
by kitty on 11/25/2012 4:38pm
Well I think this song is hip fun & funky .!
by ?Tommy B Good on 11/26/2012 8:01pm
Tommy was a musician in my home town who ended up with his own live music venue. If a band couldn't play Johnny B. Goode at the audition they didn't get a slot.
by Axeman on 12/10/2012 2:18am
@Marty McFly... you didnt say it was a classic... yoi said it was an oldie where you came from
by KEYAN on 1/25/2013 8:51pm
BEST SONG OF THE 50s AWALS A CLASSIC FIRST HEARD OF IT IN BACK TO THE FUTURE CHUCK BERRY IS AMAZING YOU CANT BEET HIM 25 BEST ARTIST OF ALL TIME IT WILL NEVER BE OLD WELL IT BE OLD BUT IT WILL STILL BE VERY VERY POPUALER I LISINT TO IT EVERY DAY GREAT LRICIS ITS SO GREAT YOU SEE HIS OTHER ARE GREAT HE MUST BE ATLEAST 80 NOW BUT I DONT WONT TO BE AGEEST BY IM WATCH BACK TO THE FUTURE RIGHT NOW L.O.L SEE YOU GUYS LATER P.S AND KEEP ON LISTENING TO CHUCK BERRY BECAUSE HE ROCKS SO MUCH
by Doc Rock Jason on 2/13/2013 4:39pm
Gonna play this this weekend at the big dance with our local Rock Band, "Elevation". Fun stuff on the guitar! Come to Evanston, WY and see Feb 14th
by # 1 GOD on 2/22/2013 1:22pm
JUST HEARD THE BEATLES COVER VERSION FROM "LIVE AT THE BBC" CRACKING COVER VERSIONL, THEY ALSO COVER SOME J.CASH ON THERE TOO... WELL WORTH A LISTEN!
by liam on 4/22/2013 2:02pm
yo thanks for the lyrics their great!! but do you know what grade johnny b good is?? btw i love classic rock and want to stick a band up and be famous and i will in lets say 20 years you'll hear me on the radio and see my guitar albums and posters of me and all so just get a tatoo with my name so you'll remember me.
by 123 on 5/9/2013 6:41am
t fluck
by john on 6/15/2013 8:54am
Terrific stuff by Chuck Berry, but Hendrix at Berkley is absolutely awesome-even me Berry would probably agree. Two same but completely different musicians.
by JAMEA on 6/16/2013 2:19pm
THIS IS ON OF MY FAV SONGS
by kelsey on 8/2/2013 9:08am
Thai os one of the most greatest songs on earth. This really means something to me.
by S.D. on 8/14/2013 10:40pm
J'adore le chanson
by Doctororgangrind on 10/6/2013 12:27pm
There is one go messing but who cares! The verses are spot on. Thanks
by Mac Ingram on 10/27/2013 9:20pm
Love this song, I can play it as well as Chuck could back in the day...in fact, I can probably play it better than he could now, but shit, man...we all get old, and Chuck just turned 85 years old a couple of days ago...eighty-freakin'-five! If I could say anything to Chuck Berry, it'd be "You da MAN, Chuck, you da MAN, and we owe it all to you!"

The man's a legend, and his music IS rock 'n' roll...PERIOD! Now all you dim flipping cunts who feel compelled to dump all over everyone who has a different opinion should unplug your computer, put it back in the box and send it back to the store, 'cause you're MUCH too fucking stupid to own a computer!

At the very least, unplug the freakin' thing, then just shut up and LISTEN to the man play that guitar "jus' like a-ringin' a bell!"

'Nuff said.
by Just please stop on 10/28/2013 4:53pm
Guys, this is a great song. The lyrics vary and it depends where you listen to it. Whether its on iTunes or Pandora or Back 2 the future, the lyrics WILL be different.

P.S.
Mac Ingram thank you for that ode to Chuck. We all needed it.
by #1 Air Guitarist on 10/28/2013 4:56pm
Its impossible to try not to play air guitar for this song. Its so GREAT.
by Dylan on 11/30/2013 11:43pm
Really good song words!!!!!!!
by Niamh on 12/3/2013 1:03pm
I hate swearing so pls dont
by the commentor on 12/4/2013 5:40pm
like these lyrics! its like a little story
by mohamadkarimy62 on 12/27/2013 3:36am
it`s a legend.so cool music&lyric
by SinMob on 1/6/2014 11:29am
Goat Tit your a fuckin dumbass it says Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans it should say Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans so stop freaking out on ppl for tryin to help out DUMBASS
by Goat Tit on 1/21/2014 10:47am
IM RIGHT FOREVER IM NOT RUDE IMEIT GUST BEING RIGHT YOU WARE BSY BEING WRONG YOU FOOTL
by jibby jill on 3/21/2014 1:15pm
look
by Goat Tit on 3/25/2014 4:38pm
Jesus this thread is seven years old I'm still getting hate from it


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