"Johnny One Note" lyrics - SHIRLEY BASSEY

"Johnny One Note"
(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

Johnny could only sing one note
And the note he sang was this, ah
Poor johnny one note
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
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

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

So sing, johnny one note out loud
Sing, johnny one note
Sing - johnny - one note - out loud