The All American Boy - Bill Parsons
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The All American Boy:Bill Parsons. (Bobby Bare was the actual singer.) #2 on BB Hot 100 on FRATERNITY Records 1n 1958. (Parsons lip-synched the song on TV and somehow his name was put on the record.) (Inspired by Elvis Presley being drafted into the army.) INTRO: E A B E #1. E A Gather 'round, cats, and I'll tell you a story B A E about how to become an All American Boy. E A B Buy you a gittar and put it in tune..you'll be E rockin' and rollin' soon. A E B E Impressin' the girls, pickin' hot licks, and all B that jazz. #2. E A B I bought me a gittar a year ago..learned how to play E A in a day or so..and all around town it was well understood B E that I was knockin' 'em out like Johnny B. Goode. A B E B Hot licks, showin' off, ah, number one. #3. E A B Well , I'd practice all day and up into the night..my papa's E A hair was turnin' white..cause he didn't like rock'n'roll. E He said, "You can stay, boy, but that's gotta go." A B E B He's a square, he just didn't dig me at all. #4. E A B So, I took my gittar, picks and all, and bid farewell to my E poor ole pa. E A B And I split for Memphis where they say, y'all..them swingin' E cats are havin' a ball. A B E B Sessions, hot licks and all, they dig me. #5. E A I was rockin' and boppin' and I's a gettin' the breaks. B E The girls all said that I had what it takes. E A When up stepped a man with a big cigar..he said, "Come here, cat..I'm gonnna make you a star. A B E B I'll put you on Bandstand, buy ya a Cadillac, sign here, kid." #6. E A B E I signed my name and became a star, havin' a ball with my gittar. E A E Driving a big long Cadillac and fightin' the girls off ma back. A B E B They just kept a'comin', screamin', yeah..they like it. #7. E A B So, I'd pick my gittar with a great big grin and the money just E kept on pourin' in. A E E E But then one day my Uncle Sam, he said, (knock, knock, knock) A B A E "Here I am..Uncle Sam needs you, boy..I'm-a gonna cut your hair off. A E "Ah-take this rifle, kid..gimme that gittar," yeah. A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.