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All American Boy
Bobby Bare Lyrics


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.

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Written by: Orville Lunsford, William Parsons

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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 gittar 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 gittar 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 gittar, 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 gittar
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 gittar 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 gittar" yeah.

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Songwriters: Edward Severin Browne

The All-American Boy lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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allan norris

I was on this session (guitar). It may have been recorded at Gold Star or another studio in Hollywood. Dave Burgess played rhythm guitar, Dash Crofts on drums,and Bobby Morris, bass.. I remember it caused quite a stir getting the name wrong. i was on staff at Challenge records and if I'm correct Joe Johnson produced this.

Phil Cassada

Awesome! Bobby Bare could do it all. I began playing in 1974 and learned quite a few of his songs to get a rhythm. I still love those songs today.

Joyce Jeffries

Bobby Bare was always vastly Under-Rated. What a shame. This song has always been one of my most favorite older rock songs! Unfortunately, during the 1970's the music business stopped being fun and became "Big Business" with a lot of management knowing nothing at all about music, all they knew was "marketing". It is MY opinion that The BEST music, literature and art has not yet been heard, read or seen due to lack of exposure of our most creative & talented people! (and thanks to the "Music Moguls")

loveyouall66

LOVE THE HELL OUT THIS SONG. " I'MO CUT YOUR HAIR BOY." LOVE IT!

Joyce Jeffries

Thanks for posting this, it's always been one of my most favorite of older rock songs. Hard to beat!

Brian Willing

This is a killer jam!

Daniel Davee re-continued

Omg yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don L Serkleski

I remember this, great hit.

Walter Kazban

Still a great song even for this time frame

Robertl Quetzalcoatl

THIS IS A COOL AND CRAZY
SONG . CLASSIC ROCK AND
ROLL .

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