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Why Can't Johnny Play Guitar

Artist: T. PAIGE

Category: Rockabilly, Americana, Alternative Folk



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Description: Why Can't Johnny Play Guitar

Teacher said Johnny don't be a fool
You can't bring that guitar to school,
Sent him home note in his hands
Poor little Johnny didn't understand
All the kids bringing in handguns
Johnny didn't wanna hurt no one.

Why can't, why can't, why can't Johnny play guitar.

All the kids thought that it was cool
The day that Johnny sang Don't Be Cruel
Poundin on his ruler in front of the class
He hopped up on the teacher's desk
Kids yelled, 'Johnny, get down fast'
Here come the teacher gonna whoop your ass"
Too late too late not fast enough
Old man Spicer done whooped his butt…

Why can't, why can't, why can't Johnny play guitar.

Put the guitar in his hands
Let him rock and roll again
Every day he learns something new
Love me Tender and Don't be Cruel
Tell me what did you learn in school?
How to be an educated fool…

Why can't, why can't, why can't Johnny play guitar.

Put the book down Johnny
Pick the guitar Johnny,
Put the book down Johnny
Play that guitar Johnny….

Boss man got a brand new pay raise
Now he drives a new Mercedez
Cut out music said, Not enough cash
Why don't you take a pay cut
Bring the music back?
Money ain't the only goal
Music is good for the soul…

Why can't, why can't, why can't Johnny play guitar.

© 2017 T. Paige

Submitted: May 15, 2017 9:09PM


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