Thursday, March 14, 2013

189 – Chuck Berry – Bye bye Johnny (1960)


Escrita por Chuck Berry, é mais uma canção em que ele fala do personagem Johnny, que muitos dizem ser ele mesmo. Aqui, Johnny é agora um homem feito e entra num ônibus pra começar sua vida. Foi lancada em 1960 e não entrou nos charts.

A mãe tirava um dinheiro do banco e colocava Johnny no ônibus da Greyhound. O filho saia da Louisiana pra ir pra Hollywood fazer filmes. Ela lembra quando comprou a primeira guitarra usada pro filho e por ai vai. Até que Johnny avisa que vai se casar, voltar pra casa e construir uma mansão pra família.  

Os Rolling Stones fizeram uma regravação dessa canção 3 anos depois do lançamento da de Chuck Berry.

A letra:

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
Good 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

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

She finally got the letter she was dreaming of
Johnny wrote and told her 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
They'd be a' standin', a' wavin' by the kitchen door

Howling
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Good bye Johnny B. Goode

A versão original de Chuck Berry, de 1960, somente áudio:

 

Rolling Stones ao vivo, em 1972, com Bye bye Johnny:



Agora num medley com Bye bye bue Johnny be Hohbby Be Good.


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