Johnny could only sing one note And the note he sings was this Ah! Poor Johnny one-note sang out with "gusto" And just overlorded the place Poor Johnny one-note yelled willy nilly Until he was bleu 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 Ev'ry one was mute Johnny stood alone. Cats and dogs stopped yapping Lions in the zoo All were jealous of Johnny's big trill Thunder claps stopped clapping, Traffic ceased its roar, And they tell us Niag'ra stood still. He stopped the train whistles, Boat whistles, steam whistles, Cop whistles, all whistles bowed to his skill Sing Johnny One-Note, Sing out with "gusto" and Just overwhelm all the crowd Ah! So sing Johnny One-Note, out loud!! Sing Johnny One-Note Sing Johnny One-Note out loud!