JOHNNY B.

GOODE
As recorded by Chuck Berry
(from the 1993 Album "The best of Chuck Berry")
Transcribed by Jelmer Landuyt (jelmerl@guitar.com) Words by Chuck Berry Music by Chuck Berry

A Intro

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D.S. al Coda
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