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Poor Johnny
Robert Cray Lyrics

Have a seat and I'll tell you a tale
It wasn't that long ago..
About a guy who turned out to be a cheater got the heater
so the story goes:

He tried the playboy-thing on two friends
thinking that they'd never know.
They say he got caught in a trap and it snapped
He's not around anymore...


Poor johnny,
He came home looking cool one day,
just wasn't lucky to come out that way
once from the left... than from the right
they took him down, late that night.

Now everyone in town knew he always played around
but not a word was said.
All the money and the clothes,
and the cars that he drove just kept his ego fed.

To his friends he was king,
cause he thought of everything
except his number one.

She had the kids and the house,
while he was always out
leaving his homework undone.


Than one day his luck ran out.
when number two found a number and called his house.
Word on the street is that they talked all night
They had to teach him a lesson,
they had to make things right.




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Just don't get why this guy hasn't been more successful than he has. His voice is great enough on its own. Then you add to this his lead guitar playing? Compare this to winners of X Factor? Funny old world?

joachim dahl

he is a genoius,,and what a story in that awesome on my knees...


the man puts his heart and soul into every note!

Mike Mancinelli

Unbelievable performance!!!! A+++

Rich Blais

that is such a badass custom shop strat

Gunroar Guitar

Yeah, no need for a Silver Sky haha

Nick Lombari

Show me a better live performance than this.

jack taylor


Charles Dyce

Nick Lombari Have to agree, don't think this can be beaten tbh!


Not many guitarists/musicians really grab me. first was Hendrix. Then Chet Atkins. And most recent is this amazing singer/guitarist. such a cool vibe from Robert. and makes that guitar sound great pretty much plugged straight in the amp. I think I've only ever heard him really use delay and tremolo.

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