BYE BYE JOHNNY

Live 17 Jul 1982 version


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 named Johnny B. Goode
Was gonna make some motion pictures out in Hollywood

Say bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye
Bye bye bye ??? Johnny
Goodbye Johnny B. Goode

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

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


Info

BYE BYE JOHNNY is a 1960 song by Chuck Berry in . See the original Chuck Berry version for more details.

Live 17 Jul 1982 version

The above lyrics are for the live 17 Jul 1982 performance of BYE BYE JOHNNY at Big Man's West in Red Bank, NJ, during a guest appearance with The Iron City Houserockers. The song was performed by Joe Grushecky backed by The Iron City Houserockers and Bruce Springsteen. According to Grushecky this was the first time he had ever met Springsteen, let alone jammed with him.

Live History

BYE BYE JOHNNY was performed off-tour on 17 Jul 1982 at Big Man's West in Red Bank, NJ, during a guest appearance with The Iron City Houserockers.

  1. 17 Jul 1982 at Big Man's West, Red Bank, NJ

Available Versions

List of available versions of BYE BYE JOHNNY on this website:

BYE BYE JOHNNY [Live 17 Jul 1982 version]
BYE BYE JOHNNY [Original Chuck Berry version]

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