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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

084a-BAD MOON RISING – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


I see the bad moon rising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightning.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

 

I hear hurricanes blowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

CHORUS

All right!
Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

CHORUS (X2)

 

084b-BORN TO MOVE – Sol M7

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Ev'ry day I'm gonna strut that stuff.
When the music's loud I can't get enough.
Singing hi, singing hi,
Come on feet,

Teach yourself to move.

People shuff'ling up and down again.
Unhappy faces ain’t gonna get you in.
Singing hi, singing hi,
Come on people,

Teach yourself to move.

 

Instrumental break


Hey, hey! Hey, all right!


Spread the news, we're going have some fun.
Let it go, moving son-of-a-gun.
Singing hi, signing hi,
Come on feet,

We was Born To Move.

Hey, hey, Lord!

Come on, move it, now boy!

084c-BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buying another woman clothes,
But you've been talking to someone else.

I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago.
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago.
Your mama said,
"Son, Don't call my daughter no more."

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buying another woman clothes,
But you've been taking money from someone else.

Come on back home, baby; try my love one more time.
Come on back home, baby; try y love one more time.
You've been gone away so long,
I'm just about to lose my mind.

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buying another woman clothes,
But you've been talking to someone else.

 

084d-CHAMELEON – La M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


You took me running up a wrong way street.
When we got there, you said, "Can't you read ?"
I must be blind, but now and then I see
Another number where mine used to be.

You keep on changing your face,

like a Chameleon.
You keep on changing your face,

like a Chameleon.

I say what's up, and then you say it's down.
I see triangles, and you say it's round, round, round.
Saw an empty glass; you said it's full.
Lord, it's so hot, then you come on cool, cool.

You keep on changing your face,

like a Chameleon.

You keep on changing your face,

like a Chameleon. (4 TIMES)

085a-COMMOTION – Re m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Traffic in the city turns my head around.
No, no, no, no, no.
Backed up on the freeway, backed up in the church,
Ev'rywhere you look there's a frown, frown.


Com, commotion,
Git, git, git, gone.
Com, commotion,
Git, git, git, gone.


People keep a talking, they don't say a word.
Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw.
Talk up in the White House, talk up to your door,
So much going on I just can't hear.

CHORUS

Hurrying to get there so you save some time.
Run, run, run, run, run.
Rushing to the treadmill, rushing to get home,
Worry 'bout the time you save, save.

CHORUS

 

085b-COTTON FIELDS – La M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


CHORUS 1:
When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle,
In them old cotton fields back home;

CHORUS 2:
It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old cotton fields back home.

CHORUS 3:
Oh, when them cotton bolls get rotten
You can't pick very much cotton,
In them old cotton fields back home.

CHORUS 2
CHORUS 1
CHORUS 2
CHORUS 3
CHORUS 2
CHORUS 1
CHORUS 2

085c-EFFIGY – Do M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Last night
I saw a fire burning on
The palace lawn.


O'er the land
The humble subjects watched in mixed
Emotion.


Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.
Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.

Last night
I saw the fire spreadin' to
The palace door.
Silent majority
Weren't keepin' quiet
Anymore.

 

Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.
Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.


Last night
I saw the fire spreadin' to
The country side.
In the mornin'
Few were left to watch
The ashes die.

CHORUS

Why?
Why?
Why?
Effigy.

086a-FEELING BLUE – Re M7

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Hey, look over yonder, out in the rain,
Soakin' wet fever in my brain.
Now, I ain't certain which way to go,
But I got to move, sure.

Feelin' Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin' Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin' Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
I'm Feelin' Blue. I'm Feelin' Blue.


Hey, look over yonder behind the wall,
They're closin' in I'm about to fall.
Now I'm no coward, but I ain't no cool
Feel it in my bones, my book is due.

CHORUS

Hey, look over yonder, up in the tree,
There's a rope hangin' just for me.
Without a warnin', without a warnin',
Things are pilin' up to break me down.

CHORUS

 

Hey, look over yonder, out in the street,
People laughin' by, walkin' easy.
Now, I'm no sinner, but I ain't no saint.
If it's happy, you can say I ain't.

CHORUS
I'm Feelin' Blue (x6)

086b-GREEN RIVER – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
Let me remember things I love,
Stopping at the log where catfish bite,
Walking along the river road at night,
Barefoot girls dancing in the moonlight.


I can hear the bullfrog calling me.
Wonder if my rope's still hanging to the tree.
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water.
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.
Weeelll!


Up at Cody's camp I spent my days, oh,
With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers
Old Cody, Junior took me over,
Said, "You're gonna find the world is smould'ring.
And if you get lost come on home to Green River."

 

086c-HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN? – Do M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Someone told me long ago

There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been coming for some time.

When it's over, so they say,

It'll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shining down like water.

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Coming down on a sunny day?

Yesterday, and days before,

Sun is cold and rain is hard,
I know; Been that way for all my time.
'Til forever, on it goes

Through the circle, fast and slow,

I know; It can't stop, I wonder.


I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Coming down on a sunny day?

086b-FORTUNATE SON – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,

Yeah!
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh,

 

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no,

087a-HEY TONIGHT – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Hey, Tonight, Gonna be tonight,
Don't you know I'm flyin'
Tonight, tonight.


Hey, c'mon,
Gonna chase tomorrow
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters,
Watch me now.
Jody's gonna get religion
All night long.

Hey, c'mon, Gonna hear the sun
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters,
Watch me now.
Jody's gonna get religion
All night long.
Aaaah!

Hey, Tonight, Gonna be tonight,
Don't you know I'm flyin'
Tonight, tonight. Tonight, tonight.

 

087b-IT'S JUST A THOUGHT – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


It's just a thought
But I've noticed something strange,
Getting harder to explain;
All the years are passing bye and bye,
Still I don't know what makes it go;


Who said to wait and you'll see?


It's just a thought
But I wondered if you knew
That the song up there is you.
They can't take it from you
If you don't give it away;


Don't give it away; Ooh (It's given away.)

It's just a thought
But the word has come too late
That a bad idea will take
Just about a lifetime to explain,
And don't you see,
Good one's gonna be much longer;


Who's gonna wait, just to see?

087c-I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – Re m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Oo, Bet you're wond'ring how I knew
About your plans to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before?
Between the two of us guys, you know I love you more.
It took me by surprise, I must say,
When I found out yester-day.
Oo,


I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine.
Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah.

You know that a man ain't supposed to cry,
But these tears I can't hold inside.
Losing you would end my life you see,
'cause you mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself
That you found someone else.
Instead,

 

I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine.
Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah


People say you "Hear from what you see,
Na na not from what you hear."
I can't help bein' confused;
If it's true, won't you tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy that you knew before?
Oo,

I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine.
Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah

 

I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine.
Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah

088a-LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT – Si M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Put a candle in the window,
'cause I feel I've got to move.
Though I'm going, going,
(I'll be coming home soon),
'Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let's get moving,
'cause I'm bound to drift a while.
When I'm gone, gone,
(You don't have to worry long),
'Long as I can see the light.

 

(Instrumental break)


Guess I've got that old trav'lin' bone,
'cause this feeling won't leave me alone.
But I won't, won't be losing my way, no, no
'Long as I can see the light.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

 

Put a candle in the window,
'cause I feel I've got to move.
Though I'm going, going,
I'll be coming home soon,

Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.

088b-LODI – C1 La M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Just about a year ago,
I set out on the road,
Seeking my fame and fortune,
Looking for a pot of gold.

Things got bad, and things got worse,
I guess you will know the tune.
Oh ! Lord, Stuck in Lodi again.

Rode in on the Greyhound,
I'll be walking out if I go.
I was just passing through,
Must be seven months or more.


Ran out of time and money,
Looks like they took my friends.
Oh ! Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.

 

Instrumental break

 

The man from the magazine

said I was on my way.
Somewhere I lost connections,

ran out of songs to play.

 

I came into town, a one night stand,
Looks like my plans fell through
Oh ! Lord, Stuck in Lodi again.
Mmmm...


+ 1 tone
If I only had a dollar,

for ev'ry song I've sung.
And ev'ry time I've had to play
While people sat there drunk.


You know, I'd catch the next train

back to where I live.
Oh ! Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.
Oh ! Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.

088c-LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR – C1 La M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singing,

Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.


There's a giant doing cartwheels,
A statue wearing high heels.
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens.

Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician.

Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.

 

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.

Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.


Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.

089a-PROUD MARY – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Left a good job in the city,
Working for The Man every night and day,
And I never lost one minute of sleeping,
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been.

Big wheel keep on turning,
Proud Mary keep on burning,
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.


Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans,
But I never saw the good side of the city,
Until I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

CHORUS

If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.


CHORUS
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river

 

089b-I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Mi m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


I put a spell on you
Because you're mine.
You better stop
The things that you're doing.

I said "Watch out!
I ain’t lying, yeah!


I ain’t gonna take none of your
Fooling around;
I ain’t gonna take none of your
Putting me down;


I put a spell on you
Because you're mine.
All right!

(repeat 1x)

089c-RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE – Re m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Whoa, thought it was a nightmare,
Lo, it's all so true,
They told me, "Don't go walking slow
'Cause Devil's on the loose."

Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Woah, Don't look back to see.

Thought I heard a rumbling
Calling to my name,
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries, "Take aim!"

CHORUS

Over on the mountain
Thunder magic spoke,
"Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill the land with smoke."

CHORUS

 

089d-SAILOR'S LAMENT – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Woke up early feelin' light,
(Shame, it's a shame.)
Somebody got to me last night,
(Shame, it's a shame.)
Sat down for a friendly duel,
(Shame, it's a shame.)
With one-eyed jacks 'n' jokers, too,
(Shame, it's a shame.)

Ooh, sailor man,
(Shame, it's a shame.)
Ooh, sailor man.
(Shame, it's a shame.)

Poormouth Henry turned on me,
(Shame, it's a shame.)
Said, "Boy, I'm gonna pick you clean."
(Shame, it's a shame.)

 

CHORUS


Henry said, "Don't you mess that pile,"
(Shame, it's a shame.)
Had three aces 'n' he had five.
(Shame, it's a shame.)


CHORUS    Shame, it's a shame.     (repeat 5x)

090a-SINISTER PURPOSE – Mi M7

Creedence Clearwater Revival


When the sky is gray
And the moon is hate
I'll be down to get you.
Roots of earth will shake.

Sinister Purpose
Knocking at your door;
Come and take my hand.

Burn away the goodness;
You and I remain.
Did you see the last war?
Well, here I am again.

CHORUS

I can set you free,
Make you rich and wise.
We can live forever;
Look into my eyes.

CHORUS

Mm-mm-mm-mm....

 

x

090b-NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


You know the night time,

oh, is the right time
To be

with the one you love.


I said the night time,

ooh, is the right time
To be

with the one you love.
I said the night time,

ooh, is the right time
To be with the one you love.

Baby,

 I said a baby,

Baby,
Come on and drive me crazy, Lord,
You know I love you;

always thinkin' of you.
Hey, baby; oh, I said a baby.

 

 

You know the night time

is the right time
To be

with the one you love.
Aaaah!

 

I said the night time oh, is the right time
To be

with the one you love.
I said the night time, ooh, is the right time
To be

with the one you love.
I said the night time oh, is the right time
To be

with the one you love.

090c-SUZIE Q – Mi m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Oh Susie Q,
Oh Susie Q,
Oh Susie Q, baby I love you,
Susie Q.

I like the way you walk,
I like the way you talk,
I like the way you walk,
I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

(solo)

You say that you'll be true,
You say that you'll be true,
You say that you'll be true,
Baby I love you, Susie Q.

You say that you'll be mine,
You say that you'll be mine,
You say that you'll be mine,
Baby all the time, Susie Q.

 

Oh Susie Q,
Oh Susie Q,
Oh Susie Q baby I love you,
Susie Q.

I like the way you walk,
I like the way you talk,
I like the way you walk,
I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

091a-TOMBSTONE  SHADOW – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, …stretching across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news,

Ooh, There's a shadow on my back

Saw the gypsy man, 'way down in San Berdoo.
Said, I saw the gypsy man, 'way down in San Berdoo.
Five dollars on the table,

Ooh, Keep me 'way from my tomb.
Oh! Oh!

Said I got thirteen months of bad luck,
Bound to be some pain.
Don't you do no trav'ling,
Fly in no machines.
Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

 

The man gave me a luck charm, Cost five dollars more,
Said, "Put some on your pillow, and put some on your door."
He said, "Take a long vacation, Ooh,
For thirteen months or more."
Oh, Lord!

Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Oh, oh, Lord!
Oh, Lord!

091b-WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Long as I remember

The rain been coming down.
Clouds of myst'ry pouring

Confusion on the ground.


Good men through the ages,

Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder,

Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia,

Seeking shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable,

I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals,

Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder

Who'll stop the rain.

 

Heard the singers playing,

How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together,

Trying to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pouring,

Falling on my ears.

And I wonder, Still I wonder

Who'll stop the rain.

091c-TRAVELING  BAND – C2 Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Seven Thirty Seven coming out of the sky.
Oh! Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride,
I wanna move.

Playing in a Traveling Band. Yeah!
Well, I'm flying 'cross the land,

try'ing to get a hand,
Playing in a Traveling Band.

Take me to the hotel, Baggage gone, oh, well.
Come on, come on, won't you get me to my room,
I wanna move.

CHORUS

Listen to the radio, Talking 'bout the last show.
Someone got excited, Had to call the State Militia,
Wanna move.

CHORUS

Oh! WOW!

 

Here we come again on a Saturday night
Oh with your fussing and a fighting
Won't you get me to the rhyme,
I wanna move.

CHORUS

Oh! WOW!

Oh! I'm playing in a Traveling Band;
Playing in a Traveling Band.
Won't you get me, take me hand
Well, I'm playing in a Traveling Band,
Well, I'm flying 'cross the land.
Trying to get a hand,
Playing in a Traveling Band,

OH!
WOW!

Hey!

092a-(WISH I COULD) HIDEAWAY – Sol m

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Howdy, friend,

begging your pardon,
Is there something on your mind?


You've gone and sold

all your belongings,
Is that something in your eye?


Well, I know you really never
Liked the way it all goes down;
Go on, Hideaway.


What's that you say?
We're all bound for the graveyard;
Oooh, I wish you well.


Think it's gonna rain,
Oh, what's the diff'rence,
Is there some way I can help?

'Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you
When you're gone, oh, Lord,
Wish I Could Hideaway

 

Hold on, give yourself a chance,
I can hear the leaving train.


All aboard! Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!
Oooh, I wish you well.


See you soon, maybe tomorrow.
You can never tell;

"Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you
When you're gone, oh,
Wish I could Hideaway


Hideaway, hideaway, hideaway, hideaway.
Hideaway, hideaway,
Hideaway, hideaway.

092b-WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Met myself a comin'

county welfare line.                    
I was feelin' strung out,

Hung out on the line.


Saw myself a goin',

down to war in June.
All I want, All I want

is to write myself a tune.

Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone
And I couldn't even talk to you.


Got myself arrested,

Wound me up in jail.
Richmond 'bout to blow up,

Communication failed.


If you see the answer,

now's the time to say.
All I want, All I want

is to get you down to pray.

 

Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote A Song For Ev'ryone
And I couldn't even talk to you.


(Instrumental break)

Saw the people standin'

thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now,

look, it's just the same.


Pharaohs spin the message,

round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people,

How can I tell you?

CHORUS

CHORUS

CHORUS

093a-THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Well, you wake up in the mornin',
You hear the work bell ring,
And they march you to the table

to see the same old thing.

 

Ain't no food upon the table,

and no pork up in the pan.
But you better not complain, boy,
You get in trouble with the man.

Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,


Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special

shine a everlovin' light on me.

Yonder come miss Rosie,

how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron,

and the clothes she wore.

 

Umbrella on her shoulder,

piece of paper in her hand;
She come to see the gov'nor,

she wants to free her man.

Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,


Let the Midnight Special

shine a light on me,
Let the Midnight Special

shine a everlovin' light on me.


If you're ever in Houston,

well, you better do the right;
You better not gamble,

there, you better not fight, at all
Or the sheriff will grab ya

and the boys will bring you down.
The next thing you know, boy,

Oh! You're prison bound.

CHORUS
CHORUS

093b-HELLO MARY LOULa M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


"Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou,

I'm so in love with you


I knew Mary Lou,

We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart."

Passed me by one sunny day,
Flashed those big brown eyes my way
And oo I wanted you forever more


I'm not one that gets around,
Swear my feet stuck to the ground
And though I never did meet you before

I said "Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou,

I'm so in love with you

 

I knew Mary Lou,

We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart."

Saw your lips I heard your voice,
Believe me I just had no choice,
Wild horses couldn't make me stay away.


Thought about a moonlight night,
My arms around you good an' tight,
That's all I had to see for me to say.

"Hey, hey, Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou,

I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou,

We'd never part

So Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart.
So Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart.
Yes, Hello Mary Lou,

Goodbye heart.

094a-DOWN ON THE CORNER – Do M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


Early in the evenin'

just about supper time,
Over by the courthouse

they're starting to unwind.


Four kids on the corner

trying to bring you up.
Willy picks a tune out and

he blows it on the harp.

Down On The Corner,

out in the street,
Willy and the Poorboys are playin';
Bring a nickel; tap your feet.

Rooster hits the washboard

and people just got to smile,
Blinky, thumps the gut bass

and solos for a while.


Poorboy twangs the rhythm out

on his kalamazoo.
Willy goes into a dance and

doubles on kazoo.

 

CHORUS

CHORUS


You don't need a penny

just to hang around,
But if you've got a nickel,

won't you lay your money down?


Over on the corner

there's a happy noise.
People come from all around

to watch the magic boy.

CHORUS

CHORUS

CHORUS

094b-IT'S JUST A THOUGHT – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival


It's just a thought
But I've noticed something strange,
Getting harder to explain;


All the years are passing bye and bye,
Still I don't know

what makes it go;


Who said to wait and you'll see?


It's just a thought
But I wondered if you knew
That the song up there is you.


They can't take it from you If you don't

give it away;
Don't give it away;

Ooh (It's given away.)

 

(Instrumental break)

 

It's just a thought
But the word has come too late
That a bad idea will take


Just about a lifetime to explain,
And don't you see,
Good one's gonna be much longer;


Who's gonna wait, just to see?

514a-SOMEDAY NEVER COMES – Si M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

First thing I remember was asking papa, why,

For there were many things I didn't know.

And daddy always smiled and took me by the hand,

Saying, someday you'll understand.

 

[Chorus]

Well, I'm here to tell you now,

each and every mother's son,

That you better learn it fast,

you better learn it young,

'Cause someday never comes.    

 

Well, time and tears went by and I collected dust.

For there were many things I didn't know.

When daddy went away, he said, try to be a man,

And someday you'll understand.

 

Well, I'm here to tell you now,

each and every mother's son,

That you better learn it fast,

you better learn it young,

 

'Cause someday never comes.

 

And then one day in April, I wasn't even there,

For there were many things I didn't know.

A son was born to me. Mama held his hand,

Sayin' someday you'll understand.

 

Well, I'm here to tell you now,

each and every mother's son,

That you better learn it fast,

you better learn it young,

'Cause someday never comes

Ooo someday never comes.

 

Think it was September, the year I went away,

For there were many things I didn't know.

And I still see him standing, tryin' to be a man,

I said, someday you'll understand.

 

Well, I'm here to tell you now,

each and every mother's son,

That you better learn it fast,

you better learn it young,

'Cause someday never comesOoo someday never comes.

513b-IT CAME OUT OF THE SKY – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Oh, it came out of the sky,

landed just a little south of Moline.

Jody fell out of his tractor,

couldn't believe what he’d seen.

 

Laid on the ground and shook,

fearin' for his life.

Then he ran all the way to town

screamin' "it came out of the sky."

 

Well, a crowd gathered 'round

and a scientist said it was marsh gas.

Spiro came and made a speech

about raising the Mars tax.

 

The Vatican said,

"Woah, the lord has come".

Hollywood rushed out an epic film.

And Ronnie the popular said:

“it was a communist plot”.

 

BREAK

 

Oh, the newspapers came

and made Jody a national hero.

Walter and Eric said

they'd put him on a network TV show.

 

The white house said,

"put the thing in the blue room".

The Vatican said,

"No, it belongs to Rome."

And Jody said, "It's mine and you can have

it for seventeen million."

 

Oh, it came out of the sky,

landed just a little south of Moline.

Jody fell out of his tractor,

couldn't believe what he seen.

 

Laid on the ground a shakin',

fearin' for his life.

Then he ran all the way to town

screamin' "it came out of the sky."

Oh!"

514b-MOLINA – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

[Chorus:]

Moli I I I na where you goin' to ?

Moli I I I na where you goin' to ?

 

She's daughter to the mayor

Messin' with the sheriff

Drivin' in a blue car

She don't see no red light

 

[Chorus:]

 

She's comin' in the mornin'

Lookin' a disaster

Drivin' in the prowl car

Spent the night in jail

 

[Chorus:]

 

Sheriff gonna go far

Drivin' to the state house

If she makes a million

Papa can retire

 

[Chorus:]

(repeat to fade)

 

514c-GRAVEYARD TRAIN – Mi M7

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

On the highway, thirty people lost their lives.

On the highway, thirty people lost their lives.

Well, I had some words to holler,

and my Rosie took a ride.

 

In the moonlight, see the greyhound rollin' on.

In the moonlight, see the greyhound rollin' on.

Flyin' through the crossroads, Rosie ran into the hound.

 

For the graveyard, thirty boxes made of bone.

For the graveyard, thirty boxes made of bone.

Mister undertaker, take this coffin from my home.

 

In the midnight, hear me cryin' out her name.

In the midnight, hear me cryin' out her name.

I'm standin' on the railroad, waitin' for the graveyard train.

 

On the highway, thirty people turned to stone.

On the highway, thirty people turned to stone.

Oh, take me to the station, 'cause I'm number 31.

529a-MY BABY LEFT ME – La M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Yes!!! my baby left me,

never said a word.

Was it something I done,

something that she heard?

 

You know she left me,

my baby left me.

My baby even left me,

never said a word.

 

Well!!! I stand at my window,

 wring my hands and cry.

I hate to lose that woman,

hate to say goodbye.

 

You know she left me,

I say, she left me.

My baby even left me,

never said goodbye.

Play it, Blues Boy!!!...

 

Well, now!!! one of these mornings,

Lord, it won't be long,

You'll look for me and, Baby,

Daddy he'll be gone.

 

You know she left me,

I say she left me.

My baby even left me,

never said a word.

 

Now!!! I stand at my window,

wring my hands and moan.

All I know is that the one I love is gone.

My baby left me, I say she left me.

 

My baby even left me,

never said goodbye.

My baby even left me,

 never said goodbye.

542b-OOBY DOOBY – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater  Revival

 

Hey!!! Baby, jump over here;

When you do the Ooby Dooby

I gotta be there;

 

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby Ooby

Doo wah, doo wah,

Doo wah, doo wah.

 

Well!!! you wiggle to the left,

You wiggle to the right;

You do the Ooby Dooby

With all your might;

 

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby doo wah,

Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.

 

Well!!! you wiggle an' you

Shake like a big rattlesnake;

You do the Ooby Dooby

Till you think you're gonna break.

 

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby doo wah,

Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.

 

I'm movin' and struttin'

'Cause now I know

How to do the Ooby Dooby,

Baby, let's go.

 

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,

Ooby Dooby, Ooby doo wah,

Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.

145a-CROSS-TIE WALKER – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

I went down to the station,

Just to take a ride.

I went down to the station,

Just to take a ride.

 

Found myself on a flatcar,

Yesterday behind.

 

Pullin' out from the platform,

There was no brass band.

I pulled out from the platform,

Nobody raised a hand.

 

And there were no tears of regret

From my runaway train.

Train, train, train, train...

 

Guitar solo

 

Got no sand in my pocket,

You know I ain't tied down.

Ain't no sand in my pocket,

Never do sit down.

 

I'm just a cross tie walker,

Where the freight trains run.

Run, run, run, run...

 

If you see me acomin',

Don't you waste my time.

If you see me acomin',

Don't you waste my time.

 

'Cause there's more miles between us

Than the Santa Fe Line.

Run, run, run.

 

Mmm!!!...

145b-DON'T LOOK NOW – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Who will take the coal from the mine?

Who will take the salt from the earth?

Who'll take a leaf

and grow it to a tree?

Don't Look Now,

it ain't you or me.

 

Who will work the field with his hands?

Who will put his back to the plough?

Who'll take the mountain

and give it to the sea?

Don't Look Now,

it ain't you or me.

 

Don't Look Now,

someone's done your starvin';

Don't Look Now,

someone's done your prayin' too.

 

Who will make the shoes for your feet?

Who will make the clothes that you wear?

Who'll take the promise

that you don't have to keep?

Don't Look Now,

 it ain't you or me.

 

Don't Look Now,

 someone's done your starvin';

Don't Look Now,

someone's done your prayin' too.

 

Who will take the coal from the mines?

Who will take the salt from the earth?

Who'll take the promise

that you don't have to keep?

Don't Look Now,

 it ain't you or me.

146a-KEEP ON CHOOGLIN' – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Chooglin'

Chooglin'.

 

Maybe you don't understand it.

But if you're a natural man,

You got to ball and have a good time

And that's what I call chooglin'.

 

Here comes Mary lookin' for Harry,

She gonna choogle tonight.

Here comes Louie, works in the sewer,

He gonna choogle tonight.

 

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Chooglin'

Chooglin'.

 

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Chooglin'

Chooglin'.

 

If you can choose it who can refuse it

Y'all be chooglin` tonight

Go on, take your pick, right from the git go

You gotta choogle tonight

 

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'

Chooglin`

Chooglin`

146b-LOOKIN' FOR A REASON – Sol M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

I'm lookin'

for a reason

to stay.

 

I'm all wound up

and tied in knots today.

 

I'm lookin'

 for a reason

not to go.

 

When the morning comes,

I'll be on my way.

 

Ev'ry night

I ask myself again

Just what it was

that made our dream begin.

 

It seemed like a good idea

way back then.

But I'm wond'rin' now

what daydream took me in.

 

I'm lookin'

for a reason

to stay.

 

I'm all wound up

and tied in knots today.

 

I'm lookin'

 for a reason

not to go.

 

When the morning comes,

I'll be on my way.

 

Guitar solo

 

Yesterday I tried

once more to find

A way to share

the trouble on my mind.

 

It seems like you turn away

 ev'ry time.

I used to like it here,

 I can't remember why.

147a-PAGAN BABY – Mi M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Pagan baby,

won't you walk with me

Pagan baby,

 come on home with me

 

Pagan baby,

take me for a ride

Roll me baby,

roll your big brown eyes

 

guitar break

 

Pagan baby,

 let me make your name

Drive me crazy,

drive your big love game

 

Pagan baby,

what you got I need

Don't be savin',

spread your love on me

 

guitar break

 

Pagan baby,

now won't you rock with me

Pagan baby,

lay your love on me

 

long guitar solo

147b-PENTHOUSE PAUPER – Re M7

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Now if I were a bricklayer

I wouldn't build just anything

And if I were a ball player

I wouldn't play no second string

 

And if I were some jew'lry, baby

Lord, I'd have to be a diamond ring.

 

If I were a secret

Lord, I never would be told

If I were a jug of wine

Lord, my flavor would be old

 

I could be most anything

But it got to be twenty four

Karat solid gold.

 

If I were a gambler

You know I'd never lose

And if I were a guitar player

Lord, I'd have to play the blues.

 

Guitar solo

 

If I were a hacksaw

My blade would be razor sharp

If I were a politician

I could prove that monkeys talk

 

You can find the tallest building

Lord, I'd have me the house on top.

 

Oh, let's go!!!

All right, keep goin'.

 

I'm the Penthouse Pauper

I got nothin' to my name

I'm the Penthouse Pauper, baby

I got nothing to my name

 

I can be most anything

'Cause when you got nothin

It's all the same.

148a-RAMBLE TAMBLE – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Mooooove,

Down the road I go.

Move,

Down the road I go.

 

There's mud in the water,

Roach in the cellar,

Bugs in the sugar,

Mortgage on the home,

Mortgage on the home.

 

There's garbage on the sidewalk,

Highways in the back yard,

Police on the corner,

Mortgage on the car,

Mortgage on the car.

 

Moooove,

Down the road I go.

 

Bass & guitar solo

 

They're selling independence,

Actors in the White House,

Acid indigestion,

Mortgage on my life,

Mortgage on my life.

 

Moooove,

Down the road I go.

 

Ramble tamble

Ramble tamble

Ramble tamble

148b-SWEET HITCH-HIKER – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Was ridin' along side the highway,

rollin' up the country side.

 Thinkin' i'm the devil's heatwave,

what you burn in your crazy mind?

 

 Saw a slight distraction

standin' by the road;

 She was smilin' there, yellow in her hair;

 Do you wanna, i was thinkin', would you care.

 

Chorus:

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 We could make music at the greasy king.

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 Won't you ride on my fast machine?

 

 Cruisin' on thru the junction,

i'm flyin' 'bout the speed of sound,

 Noticin' peculiar function,

i ain't no roller coaster show me down.

 

I turned away to see her,

woa! she caught my eye,

 But i was rollin' down, movin' too fast;

 Do you wanna, she was thinkin' can it last.

 

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 We could make music at the greasy king.

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 Won't you ride on my fast machine?

 

 Was busted up along the highway

, i'm the saddest ridin' fool alive.

 Wond'ring if you're goin' in my way,

won't you give a poor boy a ride?

 

 Here she comes a ridin',

 lord, she's flyin' high.

 But she was rollin' down, movin' too fast;

 Do you wanna, she was thinkin' can i last.

 

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 We could make music at the greasy king.

 Sweet hitch-a-hiker,

 Won't you ride on my fast machine? (x3)

149a-TEARIN' UP THE COUNTRY – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Playin' a pavilion on the outskirts of town,

Playin' where my roller derby rolls.

Just a part time music man,

A nobody at the plant,

I'm Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

 

Mom and Papa told me Son,

you gotta go to school;

Only way to make the fam'ly proud";

I paid no attention,

left my books at home,

Rather play my music real loud.

 

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

I paid no attention, left my books at home,

Rather play my music real loud.

 

Guitar solo

 

Play it loud, now!!!

Who!!!

 

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

I paid no attention, left my books at home,

Rather play my music real loud.

 

Ran into a dry spell, seemed nowhere to go.

Good luck turned the tide, I'm on my way.

I remember loadin' big trucks when

The summer sun was hot,

You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

 

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

I remember loadin' big trucks when

The summer sun was hot,

You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

 

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

I'm tearin' Up The Country with a song.

I remember loadin' big trucks when

The summer sun was hot,

You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

149b-UP AROUND THE BEND – Re M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

There's a place up ahead and I'm going,

Just as fast as my feet can fly.

Come away, come away if you're going;

Leave the sinking ship behind.

 

Come on the rising wind,

We're going up around the bend!

Ooooooh.

 

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo,

Better get while the getting's good.

Hitch a ride to the end of the highway,

Where the neons turn to wood.

Ooooooh.

 

Come on the rising wind,

We're going up around the bend!

 

You can ponder perpetual motion,

Fix your mind on a crystal day.

Always time for good conversation,

There's an ear for what you say.

 

Come on the rising wind,

We're going up around the bend!

Yeah!

 

Ooooooh.

Catch a ride to the end of the highway,

And we'll meet by the big red tree.

There's a place up ahead, and I'm going,

Come along, come along with me.

 

Come on the rising wind,

We're going up around the bend!

Yeah!

150a-WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO – Do M

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

When you are alone,

You come back cryin' and you want to go home;

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

Was your idea to pack up and go.

You said you had no life of your own.

Movin' in was not too hard to do.

Ya got second thoughts; you're gonna have to choose.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

Told you all the secrets that were mine.

The good things that I picked up overtime.

Won't accept the reason why you're here;

Talk things out; overcome the fear.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

Thought that I was all that you need,

You told me things I wanted to believe.

You know that leaving me would be wrong;

Stay with me, I'll help you to be strong.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

 

What are you gonna do?

Forget about your mother and think about you.

For someone forgettin' it seems

Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

178a-ROCKY ROAD BLUES – Mi M

Tom Fogerty

 

Well the road is rocky

But  it won't be rocky long

Well the road is rocky

But  it won't be rocky long

 

Well another man

has got my baby & gone

 

I got the blues, I'm a-wearin'

the soles right out of my shoes

I got the blues, I'm a-wearin'

the soles right out of my shoes

 

My baby ran away

& left me with the doggone blues

 

You're gonna lap up this water

 till the old old well runs dry

You're gonna lap up this water

till the old old well runs dry

 

You never miss your baby

till she says goodbye

 

(instumental)

 

(repeat all verses)

 

(instrumental, fading out)

 

006b-BOOTLEG – Re m

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl.

 

Take you a glass of water

Make it against the law

See how good the water tastes

When you can't have any at all.

 

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg.

 

Findin' a natural woman

Like honey to a bee

But you don't buzz the flower

When you know the honey's free.

 

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl.

 

Suzy maybe give

You some cherry pie

But Lord, that ain't no fun

Better you grab

It when she ain't lookin'

'Cause you know you'd rather

Have it on the run.

 

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl

Bootleg, bootleg

Bootleg, howl.

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