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             Johnny B. Goode
               Chuck Berry

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


[CHORUS:]

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


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


[CHORUS:]

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


[Verse]
His mother told him, 'someday you will be a man,
You will be the leader of a big ol' band.
Many people comin' from miles around
Will hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,
Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''


[CHORUS:]

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



             Johnny B. Goode
               Chuck Berry


Here's a version (Chuck berry's I presume - wasn't he the guy that
wrote it?)  that sounds O.K. - play with a triplet feel, and play
it fast!

If anybody knows something different/better.... I'm all eyes.

[INTRO:]
e|------------------------|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|6-----------------------| 
b|------------------6--8--|6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|6--9--8--6--------------|
g|------------6--7--------|------------------------|------------6--7--------|
d|------------------------|------------------------|------------------8--8--| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
b|------------------------|---6--8--6--------------|-----6-------6----------|
g|7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|7--7--7--7--7--5--3-----|8-b10---8-b10---8-b10---|
d|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8--------------------5--|------------------------| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|6-----------------------|------------------------|6-----------------------| 
b|6-------6-------6-------|-----6-------6----------|6-------6-------6-------|
g|---8-b10---8-b10--------|8-b10---8-b10---8-b10---|---8-b10---8-b10--------|
d|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|------6-----------8--6--|------------------6-----|---------6-----6--------| 
b|---------9--8--6--------|9--8--6-----------6--9--|8--6-----6-----6--8--6--|
g|8--b10------------------|---------8--6-h7--7-----|------b8----b8----8-6h7-|
d|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
                                                     *  b8 means 8 b up to 10

e|------------------------||
b|------------------------||
g|------------------------||
d|8-----------------------||
a|------------------------||
e|------------------------||


[FIRST BREAK:]
e|------------------------|6--6--6--6--6-----------|6--6--6--6--6-----------| 
b|------------------6--8--|6--6--6--6--6-----------|6--6--6--6--6-----------|
g|------------6--7--------|---------------8-6h7----|---------------8-6h7----|
d|------------------------|---------------------8--|---------------------8--| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|6-----------6-----------|6--r--6--r--6--r--6--r--|---------6--------8--6--| 
b|6-----------6-----------|6--r--6--r--6--r--6--r--|------------9--r--------|
g|---8-6h7-------8-6h7----|------------------------|r--b8-r-----------------|
d|---------8-----------8--|------------------------|------------------------| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
                               * r -rest

e|------6-----------6--6--|6-----------6--6--6--6--|6-----------6-----------| 
b|9--8--6-----------6--6--|6--8--6-----6--6--6--6--|6--8--6-----6--8--6-----|
g|---------8--6-h7--7-----|---------7--------------|---------7-----------7--|
d|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|6--6--6--6--6-----------|------------------------|------------------------| 
b|6--6--6--6--6-----------|8-b9--8-b9--8-b9--8-b9--|8-----------8--6--------|
g|---------------8-6h7----|8-b10-8-b10-8-b10-8-b10-|8--6--------8-6h7-------|
d|---------------------8--|------------------------|------8--r---------8--r-| 
a|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| 
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


e|------------------------||
b|------------------------||
g|------------------------||
d|8-----------------------||
a|---8--10-8--------------||
e|------------------------||




                          Intro to Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
                          =======================



s = slide
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend


E--------5s6-6-6-5s6-6-6-5s6-6-6---------------|---------------------------|
B----6-8-5s6-6-6-5s6-6-6-5s6-6-6-9-6-----------|---------------------------|
G--7---------------------------------8-6h7-----|-6s7-7-7-6s7-7-7-6s7-7-----|
D------------------------------------------8-8-|-7s8-8-8-7s8-8-8-7s8-8-----|
A----------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|---------------------------|

                         10 times                                |rake|
E----------------------||---------||------6-------8-6-----------------6----|
B------6-8-6-----------||------6--||--------9-8-6-----9-8-6---------6------|
G--5s7-7-7-7-5s7-5-----||-8b10----||-8b10-------------------8-6h7-7--------|
D------------------8-5-||---------||---------------------------------------|
A----------------------||---------||---------------------------------------|
E----------------------||---------||---------------------------------------|

E------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B--9-8-6------6------6---------|-------------------------------------------|
G--------8b10---8b10---8-6h7---|-------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------8-|-------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


Chords
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Walking Bass 

| Bb7 | === | === | === | Eb7 | === |
| Bb7 | === | F7  | === | Bb7 | Bb7 | (chorus) or
                              | F7  | (verse)
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+14 reply
xrebil 10 wrote on March 29 2002, 12:00 am

Hello Chuck, This is your cousin Marvin Berry. You that new sound you lookin for? Well check this out.

+8 reply
xrebil 10 wrote on March 29 2002, 12:00 am

you all might not like this but your kids will

+6 reply
xrebil 10 wrote on March 29 2002, 12:00 am

Marty, that was very interesting music

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