Intro: Bm G D A
 
Verse 1:
Bm                                               G
Johnny was a young boy, he liked playing at the park
                D                               A
And Johnny said: oh oh oh, dad can you take me now?
Bm                                         G
Johnny was young, never hurt no-one, too early for that
                              D
He was at the park, he met a boy named Jimmy
A
He's a cutie
                 Bm
And he chose him oh
 
Verse 2:
                       G
Take my heart, take my soul, share my crayons, share my goals
D                                 A
His daddy walked by with a sigh said Johnny sit by my side
           Bm                                                 G
I’m gonna give you the best advice you've ever heard in your life
                     D
See that boy named Jimmy, yeah, he's a cutie
            A
But oh no Johnny no no no no ah ah ow
 
Chorus:
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You get picked on by another, Better go and run for cover
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A                                                          Gbm
You get picked on by another, Better go and run for cover
 
Verse 3:
Bm                                              G
Johnny started high school at the front of the bus
                   D                        A
Some boys yelled oh oh-oh man come sit with us
Bm                                               G
Johnny found a seat with a boy named Pete and felt it again
                     D                                    A
As he was trying to play pretend the feeling came rushing in
 
And he thought
 
Chorus:
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You get picked on by another, Better go and run for cover
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A                                                    Gbm
You get picked on by another, Better go and run for cover
 
Verse 4:
G
And I don't want to talk about the trap, I've dreamed big
     D
Real big since I've been on daddy’s lap
                     A
Got my dreams by my side
 
Keep them in my pocket so that when I get the chance I can rip it out and rock it
                      G
It’s like my golden ticket, it’s the reason that I’m here
                 D
Everybody has a dream, but they're frozen by fear
                       A
We won't dance in the rain, we go and run for cover
 
All that is to blame is getting picked on by another
                  G
So we go and find someone that will love and support us
             D
Says they adore us, maybe fought for us
               A
Then, we forget about ambitions and decisions have changed
 
I think that I was only seven when oh
 
Chorus:
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You'll get picked on by another
                       Gbm
Better go and run for cover, nah no nah no
G
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You'll get picked on by another
 
Better go and run for cover
 
Post-Chorus:
G                                       D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You'll get picked on by another
 
Better go and run for cover, nah nah nah nah
G                                       D
Johnny run away, run away, now, Johnny now
A
You'll get picked on by another
 
Better go and run for cover, nah nah nah nah
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