Johnny's Band

  • Johnny Jones woke up one day from dreaming
    Told Bill the bass and soon they had a plan
    He passed it on to Pete and Crazy Benny
    Ah, suddenly they had a band

    Hey Johnny's Band
    He sure knew how to work up a crowd
    The sound that they made put the rest in the shade
    And the word soon got around

    They played every dance hall in the city
    Wrote themselves a cool forty-five
    With a bullet it shot to the top of the pops
    Oh man it was good to be alive

    Hail Johnny's Band
    Hear them on the radio
    Smash after smash now they're rolling in the cash
    Whatever they touch turns to gold

    Benny went down with the hard stuff
    And Pete joined a cult in LA
    Johnny and Bill started going downhill
    And the crowds began melting away

    But hey, it's Johnny's Band
    Playing Saturday nights at The Crown
    The beards may be long and the money's long gone
    It's a wonder that they're still around

    But hey, it's Johnny's Band
    Playing all those wonderful songs
    Making the rounds with that old fashioned sound
    And here we are singing along

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