The All American Boy

Album: Tacky Tunes (1959)
Charted: 22 2
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  • Gather 'round, cats, and I'll tell you a story
    About how to become an All American Boy
    Buy you a guitar and put it in tune
    You'll be rockin' and rollin' soon.
    Impressin' the girls, pickin' hot licks, and all that jazz

    I-I bought me a guitar a year ago
    Learned how to play in a day or so
    And all around town it was well understood
    That I was knockin' 'em out like Johnny B. Goode
    Hot licks, showin' off, ah number one.

    Well , I 'd practice all day and up into the night
    My papa's hair was turnin' white
    Cause he didn't like rock'n'roll
    He said "You can stay, boy, but that's gotta go."
    He's a square, he just didn't dig me at all

    So I took my guitar, picks and all
    And bid farewell to my poor ole pa
    And I split for Memphis where they say all
    Them swingin' cats are havin' a ball
    Sessions, hot licks and all, they dig me

    I was rockin' and boppin' and I's a gettin' the breaks
    The girls all said that I had what it takes
    When up stepped a man with a big cigar
    He said "come here, cat--I'm gonnna make you a star."
    "I'll put you on Bandstand, buy ya a Cadillac, sign here, kid."

    I signed my name and became a star
    Havin' a ball with my guitar
    Driving a big long Cadillac and fightin' the girls off ma back
    They just kept a'comin', screamin', yeah-they like it

    So I'd pick my guitar with a great big grin
    And the money just kept on pourin' in
    But then one day my Uncle Sam
    He said (sound of 3 footsteps) "Here I am"
    "Uncle Sam needs you, boy
    I'm-a gonna cut your hair
    ah-Take this rifle, kid
    Gimme that guitar" yeah. Writer/s: EDWARD SEVERIN BROWNE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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