Billy May, Anita O'Day Johnny One Note cover

Johnny One Note
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Lyrics and Meaning


Johnny One Note Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Johnny could only sing one note
And the note he sang was this: aaaahh
Poor Johnny One Note
Verse 2
Sang out with Gusto
And just overloaded the place
Poor Johnny One Note
Yelled willy-nilly
Until he was blue in the face
For holding one note was his ace
Couldn't hear the brass
Couldn't hear the drum
He was in a class
By himself, by gum
Poor Johnny One Note
Verse 3
Got in Aida indeed a great chance to be brave
He took his one note
Howled like the North Wind
Brought forth wind that made critics rave
While Verdi turned round in his grave
Couldn't hear the flute
Verse 4
Or the big trombone
Everyone was mute
Johnny stood alone
Cats and dogs stopped yapping
Lions in the zoo
Were all jealous of Johnny's big thrill
Thunderclaps stopped clapping
Traffic ceased its roar
And they tell us Niag'ra stood still
He stopped the trainwistles
All whistles bowed to his skill
Sing Johnny One Note
Sing out with gusto
And just overwhelm all the crowd
Verse 5
So sing, Johnny One Note out loud
Sing, Johnny One Note
Sing - Johnny - One Note - Out loud

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