“Move Over” Beethoven

Posted: March 19, 2017 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, Rock n' Roll, writing
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Deep down in Louisiana  *
close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods
among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin
made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy
named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned
to read or write so well,
But he could play a guitar
just like a ringing a bell. *

“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

 

My name is John. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. So when the music “Johnny B. Goode” came out, I instantly had a new name.

February third ’59 may have been the day the music died in Clear Lake, Iowa but in St. Louis, MO, they were still singing about “Memphis” Tennessee  and still playin’ “Rock and Roll Music”. And things were just fine “Back in the USA”.

If there is a Heaven, Roll Over Beethoven” and listen, you’re going to meet one hell  of a Rock ‘n Roll Man!     And Ludwig, I guess even if you aren’t ready for this yet, your kids are gonna love it. **

We are going to miss you Chuck.

John

*  Lyrics from the Music  “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
** Words roughly quoted from movie “Back to the Future”

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Comments
  1. iampeacenow says:

    A true icon of Rock and Roll music. He got to live a long and somewhat colorful life. Thank goodness for that. Rest in peace, Chuck.

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  2. John:
    What a creative, brilliant, wonderful tribute to Mr. Berry!
    What an amazing musician…he leaves us with all of those amazing songs! May he rest in peace.
    Maybellene-HUGS!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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