Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode Text Guitar Tab

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Great cover of Chuck Berry's 1958 Rock 'n Roll standart, recorded
for the 1985 movie Back To The Future. Vocals in this version by
Mark Campbell, guitar by Tim May.

"All right guys, it's a blues riff in B, watch me for the changes,
and try and keep up, OK?"

    Bb  Eb  F
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|------8---10---------|
A|--8---6---8----------|
E|--6------------------|

(All chords should be played in a blues shuffle)

   [N.C.]                                            Bb
e|----------5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------|
B|-------6--5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-6-6-6-9-8-6-6----------------------------|
G|---6h7--------------------------------6h7--------------------------|
D|-8----------------------------------------8-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

                     Eb
e|--------------------------------6----------------------------------|
B|-6-----6----------------6-------6-------6-------6-------6----------|
G|-6-7-8-6h7----8b9--8b10---8b10----8b10----8b10-----8b10------------|
D|------------8------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb                                        F             Eb
e|-------------------------------------------6---9-8-6------------------------|
B|------6-------6------6------6------6---------6-------9-8-6-6---8---6--------|
G|-8b10---8b10----8b10---8b10---8b10---8b10------------------6h7-8---6h7-7----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------8-----8----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb               F
e|------------------------------------|
B|---6---8-6--------------------------|
G|---6h7-8-6h7-7/---------------------|
D|-8-----------8/---10-10-10-10-10----|
A|------------------8--8--8--8--8-----|
E|------------------------------------|

    Bb
Way down in Louisiana down to New Orleans

Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
      Eb
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
      Bb
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
    F
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
             Bb
But he could play a guitar just like he's ringin' a bell

Bb     [Riff1]
Go Go
Riff1
Go Johnny Go Go
                Eb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
             Bb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go
                F  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
                 Bb
Johnny B. Goode

(Riff1)

e|---------------------|
B|-/9--9--9--11~\------|
G|-/10-10-10-10~\------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

(Play Like Verse 1)

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track
The engineers would see him sittin' in the shade
Strummin' to the rhythm that the driver made
When people passed him by they would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy sure can play

Bb     [Riff1]
Go Go
Riff1
Go Johnny Go Go
                Eb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
             Bb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go
                F  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
                 Bb
Johnny B. Goode

   Bb
e|-----------------------------------------------------------6~~---|
B|-/9--9--9--11---6----------6------------8-------------6-8--6~~---|
G|-/10-10-10-10---8b10r8p6h8---6-----6----8-8-6h7---6h7------------|
D|-------------------------------8-6---8----------8----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb                                       Eb
e|-8b9--8p6-----6--------------------------------------------------|
B|----------8-6---8b9-8-6--------------------8-8-----8-8-----------|
G|------------------------8p6-----------6----8-8-6---8-8-6---------|
D|----------------------------8-8~~---8---8--------8-------8-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

    Eb                Bb
e|-----------------------6-------10-------13~~--15-13-15b17r15p13-15-13~--|
B|--8---8-8b9r8---------------------12/14---------------------------------|
G|--8-6-8-8b9r8-6---6-6/8---8/10------------------------------------------|
D|----------------8-------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   F                                                      Bb
e|-15----13-12-11-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----15----------13b15r13p11--------11-------11-------9------6------6--------------|
G|-----------------------------13b15----13b15----10b12----8b10---8b10---6-----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------8-6-8~~---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb
e|---------------6--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------6----8-6----8-6-----8-6---------8-8-----8-8---------8-6--------|
G|-x-x-x-----6h7------8-6h7--8-6h7---8-6h7~~\----8-8-6---8-8-6h7-----8-6-7-7~---|
D|-x-x-x-8-8--------8--------------8-------------------8---------8-8-------8~---|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

       Eb                                              Bb
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----6------6---6---6-------6------6---6---6---6-------------------|
G|---6-8b10~~~b10-b10-b10r8-6-8b10~~~b10-b10-b10-10r8p6--------------|
D|-8----------------------------------------------------8p6-8~~~-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

                F                       Bb
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5-5-5----------------------------------|
D|-15\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\-3-3-3-11\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Gradually slide down, picking palm muted)

Bb     [Riff1]
Go Go
Riff1
Go Johnny Go Go
                Eb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
             Bb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go
                F  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
                 Bb
Johnny B. Goode

(Play Like Verse 1)

Well his mama told him one day you will be a man
You will be the leader of a big old band
People gonna come from miles around
To listen to your playin' till the sun goes down
And one day maybe your name gonna be in lights
Sayin' Johnny B Goode tonight

Bb     [Riff1]
Go Go
Riff1
Go Johnny Go Go
                Eb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
             Bb  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go
                F  [Riff1]
Go Johnny Go Go Go
                 Bb
Johnny B. Goode

(Repeat & Fade Out)