Lyrics > The Heritage Radio All Stars – Bye Bye Johnny

Writers: Chuck Berry
Published: Arc Music, BMI
Release: n/a
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: Performed live on Arts & Seizures, Brooklyn, New York (19 March 2017). Lead vocal by Mike Edison.
Well, She drew out all her money out of the Southern Trust
And put her little boy aboard a Greyhound bus
Leaving Louisiana for the Golden West
Down came the tears from her happiness
Her own little son name ‘o Johnny B Goode
Was gonna make some motion pictures out in Hollywood

Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Bye, bye, Johnny B Goode

She remembered taking money out from gathering crop
And buying Johnny’s guitar at a broker shop
As long as he would play it by the railroad side
And wouldn’t get in trouble he was satisfied
But never thought that there would come a day like this
When she would have to give her son a goodbye kiss

Say, bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Bye bye Johnny B Goode

Well, she finally got the letter she was dreaming of
Johnny wrote and told ‘er he had fell in love
As soon as he was married he would bring her back
And build a mansion for ’em by the railroad track
So, every time they heard the locomotive roar
Standin’, a’ wavin’ in the kitchen door

Going, bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Good bye Johnny B Goode