CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – LYRICS

In nur vier Jahren (1968-1972) veröffentlichten CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL sieben Alben mit insgesamt 65 Titeln; darunter viele weltbekannte Single-Hits.

Lyrics und Hörproben zu allen Songs findet Ihr hier – von „I Put A Spell On You“ bis „Sweet Hitch-Hiker“.


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (self-titled)

Veröffentlichung: im Juli 1968

Titel: I Put A Spell On You, The Working Man, Suzie Q., Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do), Get Down Woman, Porterville, Gloomy, Walk On The Water

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 52

Hörprobe: Alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3), Länge: 8:00 Min.

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU (Jay Hawkins)

I put a spell on you, because you’re mine
You better stop the things that you’re do
I said: Watch out! I ain’t lying, yeah!
I ain’t gonna take non of your foolin‘ around
I ain’t gonna take none of your puttin‘ me down
I put a spell on you, because you’re mine.

THE WORKING MAN (John Fogerty)

Well, I was born on a sunday, on thursday I had me a job.
I was born on a sunday, by thursday I was workin‘ out on the job.
I ain’t never had no day off since I learned right from wrong.

Said I was bad, I did something to her head.
Mama said I was bad, I did something to her head.
And Poppa threw me out, I said: I gotta earn my own way.

I ain’t never been in trouble, I ain’t got the time
I don’t mess around with magic, child, I ain’t got the time.
Whatever you say, love, well that’s what I’m gonna do.
Whatever you say, love, well that’s what I’m gonna do.
‚Cause I’m the workin‘ man and I do the job for you.

I ain’t never been in trouble, I ain’t got the time.
I don’t mess around with magic, child, I ain’t got the time.
Every friday, well, that’s when I get paid.
Don’t take me on friday, ‚cause that’s when I get paid.
Let me die on saturday night before sunday gets my head.

SUZIE Q. (Lewis, D. Hawkins, Broadwater)

Oh Suzie Q., oh Suzie Q., oh Suzie Q.
Baby I love you, Suzie 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
Suzie Q..

We’ll say that you’ll be true
We’ll say that you’ll be true
We’ll say that you’ll be true
And never leave me blue, Suzie Q..
We’ll say that you’ll be mine
We’ll say that you’ll be mine
We’ll say that you’ll be mine
Baby, all the time, Suzie Q..

NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON’T DO) (Cropper, Picket, Floyd)

I got to have all your love, night and day
Not just a little while but all of your heart, girl.
Ninety-nine and a half just won’t do
No, no, no, just won’t get it.

Don’t be late in the wrong direction, stop this thing around
A man needs alittle love and affection, yes, he do, now.
Ninety-nine and a half just won’t do
No, no. no, just won’t get it, all right.

We’ve got to bring it all down, start it right
We got to stop this messin‘ around, keep everthing uptight
Yes, we do now.
Ninety-nine and a half just won’t do
No. no, no, just won’t get it, all right.
You better come, baby
Well, you better come, baby.

GET DOWN WOMAN (John Fogerty)

Well, get down woman, before I have to go
Well, get down woman, before I have to go
You know, you hurt me with your bad mouth
And I just don’t wanna know.

Well, slow down baby, and gimmie a little time
Well, slow down baby, and gimmie a little time
If you want me hangin‘ ‚round
Gotta give me some peace of mind.

Well, get back woman, before you bring it down
Well, get back woman, before you bring it down
Or you can tell it to the wall
Without me hangin‘ ‚round.

PORTERVILLE (John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook)

It’s been an awful long time since I been home
But you won’t catch me goin‘ back down there alone
Things they said when I was young are quite enough to get me hung
I don’t care, I don’t care.

They came and took my Dad away to serve some rime
But it was me that paid the debt he left behind
Folks said I was full of sin because I was the next of kin.
I don’t care, I don’t care.

Folks were out one night to put me up a fence
But you can guess that I’ve been runnin‘ ever since
Ain’t no one that’s about to help, but I’ll keep on, I tell myself
I don’t care, I don’t care.

I don’t care, I don’t care
Ain’t no one that’s about to help, but I’ll keep on, I tell myself
I don’t care, I don’t care,
I don’t care, I don’t care.

GLOOMY (John Fogerty)

Some people laugh in the dark, some people cry alone
Some people talk without sayin‘ a thing
And everything turns out gloomy.

Some peope count your money, someone is countin‘ your days
And somebody got to keep track of your mind
When everything turns out gloomy.

Brothers’ll make you look sideways, fathers’ll make you obey
When you’re done talking, you still got to shoot
And everything turns out gloomy.

WALK ON THE WATER (John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty)

Late last night I went for a walk
Down by the river near my home
Couldn’t believe with my own eyes
Ands I swear I’ll never leave my home again.

I saw a man walking on the water
Comin‘ right at me from the other side
Callin‘ out my name, „Don’t be afraid.“
Feet begin to run, poudin‘ in my brain
I don’t want to go, I don’t want to go
No, no, no, no, a-no, I don’t want to go.


BAYOU COUNTRY

Veröffentlichung: Januar 1969

Titel: Born On The Bayou, Bootleg, Graveyard Train, Good Golly Miss Molly, Penthouse Pauper, Proud Mary, Keep On Chooglin‘.

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 7, USA R&B Album Charts # 41, Deutschland # 33

Hörprobe: Alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3), Länge 7:00 Min.

BORN ON THE BAYOU (John Fogerty)

Now, when I was just a little boy
Standin‘ to my Daddy’s knee
My Poppa said: „Son, don’t let the man get you
And do what he done to me.
Don’t let him get you.“

I can remember the fourth of July,
runnin‘ through the backwood bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin‘
Chasin‘ down a hoodoo there,
chasin‘ down a hoodoo there
Born on the bayou, born on the bayou,
Born on the bayou.

Wish I was back on the bayou,
rollin‘ with some cajun queen
Wishin‘ I was a fast freight train
Just a-chooglin‘ on down to New Orleans
Born on the bayou, born on the bayou,
Born on the bayou.

I can remember the fourth of July,
Runnin‘ through the backwood bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin‘
Chasin‘ down a hoodoo there,
chasin‘ down a hoodoo there
Born on the Bayou, born on the bayou,
Born on the bayou.

BOOTLEG (John Fogerty)

Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg, hawda.
Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg, hawda.
Take you a glass of water
And make it against the law
See how good the water taste
When you can’t have any at all.

Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg, hawda.
Finding a natural woman, like honey to a bee
But you don’t buzz the flower
When you know the honey is free
Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg, hawda.
Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg, hawda.

GRAVEYARD TRAIN (John Fogerty)

On the highway, thirty people lost their lives
On the highway, thirty people lost their lives
Well, I had some worlds to holler and myy 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, because I’m number thirty-one.

GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (Marascaleo, Blackwell)

Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you’re rockin‘ and a-rollin‘,
Can’t hear you mama call.

From the early early morning, til the early early night
You can see Miss Molly rockin‘ at the house of blue lights
Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you’re rockin‘ and a-rollin‘, can’t hear your mama call.

My mama and pappa told me: Son, you better watch your step.
If I knew my mama and poppa have to watch me take my step.
Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
When you’re rockin‘ and a-rollin‘, can’t hear your mama call.

I’m going to the corner, gonna buy a diamond ring.
Would you pardon me for kissin‘ and accept a little ring
Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
When you’re rockin‘ and a-rollin‘, can’t hear your mama call.

PENTHOUSE PAUPER (John Fogerty)

Now, if I was a bricklayer, I wouln’t build just anything
And if I was a ballplayer, I wouldn’t play no second string
And if I were some jewelry, baby, Lord, I’d have to be a diamond ring.

And if I were a secret, you know, I never would be told
And 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.

I was a hacksaw, my blade would be razor sharp
And if I were a politician, I could prove that monkeys talk
You can find the tallest building, Lord, you know I’d have the house on top.

I’m the penthouse pauper, I got nothing to my name
I’m the penthouse pauper, Baby, I got noting to my name.
I can be most anything, because when you got nothing it’s all the same.

PROUD MARY (John Fogerty)

Left a good job in the city
Workin‘ for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin‘
Worryin‘ about the way things might have been
Big wheels keep on turnin‘
Proud Mary keep on burnin‘,
Rollin‘, rollin‘, rollin‘ 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 the river boar queen
Big wheels keep on turnin‘,
Proud Mary keep on burnin‘
Rollin‘, rollin‘, rollin‘ on the river.

If you come down to the river
Bet your gonna find some people who live
You don’t have to worry because you have no money
People on the river are happy to give
Big wheels keep on turnin‘,
Proud Mary keep on burnin‘
Rollin‘, rollin‘, rollin‘ on the river,
Rollin‘, rollin‘, rollin‘ on the river.

KEEP ON CHOOGLIN‘ (John Fogerty)

Keep on chooglin‘, keep on chooglin‘
Keep on chooglin‘, keep on 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 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‘, keep on chooglin‘.

Keep on chooglin‘, keep on chooglin‘,
Keep on chooglin‘, keep on chooglin‘.

If you can choose who can refuse,
You gotta choogle tonight.
Go on, take your pick right from the git,
go you all be choogle tonight.
Keep on chooglin‘, keep on chooglin‘,
Chooglin‘, chooglin‘, chooglin‘.


GREEN RIVER

Veröffentlichung: August 1969

Titel: Green River, Commotion, Tombstone Shadow, Wrote A Song For Everyone, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, Cross-Tie Walker, Sinister Purpose, The Night Time Is The Right Time.

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 1, USA Billboard R&B Charts # 26, Deutschland # 11

Hörprobe: Alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3), Länge 9:00 Min.

GREEN RIVER (John Fogerty)

Well, take me back down where cool water flows
Let me remember things I love
Stoppin‘ at the log where catfish bite
Walkin‘ along the river road at night
Barefoot girls dancin‘ in the moonlight.

I can hear the bullfrog callin‘ me
Wonder if my rope’s still hangin‘ to the tree
Love to kick my feet away down the shallow water
Shoe fly, dragon fly, get back to your mother
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across green river.

Up at Cody’s camp I spent my days
With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers
Old Cody junior took me over
Said: You’re gonna find the world is smoulderin‘
If you get lost come on home to green river.

COMMOTION (John Fogerty)

Traffic in the city turns my head around
No, no, no, no, no
Backes up on the freeway, backed up in the church
Everywhere you look there’s a frown, frown
Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion, git, git, git gone.

People keep a-talkin‘, they don’t say a word
Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw
Talk up in the White House, talk up to your door
So much goin‘ on just can’t hear
Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone.

Hurryin‘ to get there so you save some time
Run, run, run, run, run
Rushin‘ to the treadmill, rushin‘ to get home
Worry about the time you save
Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone.

TOMBSTONE SHADOW (John Fogerty)

Tombstone shadow, stretchin‘ across my path
Tombstone shadow, strechint‘ across my path
Everytime I get some good news, there’s a shadow on my back
Saw the gypsy man away down in San Berdoo
Yeah, I saw the gypsy man away down in San Berdoo
Five dollars on the table, keep me away from my tomb.

Said I got thirteen months of bad luck, bound to be some pain
Don’t you do no travelin‘, fly in no mashines
Tombstone shadow, stretchin‘ across my path
Everytime I get some good news, 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 for thirteen months or more.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin‘ across my path
Tombstone shadow, stretchin‘ across my path
Everytime I get some good news, there’s shadow on my back.

WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE (John Fogerty)

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 everyone, wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone and I couldn’t even talk to you.

Got myself arested, wound me up in jail
Richmond about 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 everyone, wrote a song for truth
Wrote a song for everyone and I couldn’t even talk to you.

Wrote a song for everyone, wrote a song for thruth
Wrote a song for everyone and I couldn’t even talk to you.

Saw the people standin‘ thousand years in chains
Somebody said: It’s different now.“, but look, it’s just the same.
Pharoahs spin the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, how can I tell you?
Wrote a song for everyone, wrote a song for thruth
Wrote a song for everyone and I couldn’t even talk to you.

Wrote a song for everyone, wrote a song for thruth
Wrote a song for everone and I couldn’t even talk to you.

BAD MOON RISING (John Fogerty)

I see a bad moon a-risin‘
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin‘
I see bad times today.

Don’t go around tonight
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes a-blowin‘
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing
I hear the voice for rage and ruin.

Don’t go around tonight
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise.

Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepaired to die
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don’t go around tonight
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise.

LODI (John Fogerty)

Just about a year ago,
I set out on the road
Seelkin‘ my fame and fortune
Lookin‘ for a pot of gold.
Things got bad and things got worse
I guess you know the tune
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again.

Rode in on the Greyhound
I’ll be walkin‘ out if I go
I was just passin‘ through
Must be seven month or more
Ran out of time and money
Looks like they took my friends
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again.

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.

If I only had a dollar
For every song I’ve sung
And every time I had to play
While people sat there drunk
You know, I’d catch the next train
Back to where I live.
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again.

CROSS-TIE WALKER (John Fogerty)

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 brassband
I pulled out from the platform
Nobody raised a hand
And there were no trains of regret
From my runaway train.

Got no sand in my pocket
You know I ain’t tied down
Ain’t no sand in my pocket
Never do sit sit down
I’m just a cross-tie walker
Where the freight trains run.

If you see me a-comin‘, don’t you waste my time
If you see me a-comin‘, don’t you waste my time
Cause there’s more miles between us
Then the Santa Fe line.

SINISTER PURPOSE (John Fogerty)

When the sky is grey and the moon is hate
I’ll be down to get you, roots of earth will shake.
Sinister Purpose, knockin‘ on 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.
Sinister Puprpose, knockin‘ on your door
Come and take my hand.

I can set you free, make you rich and wise
We can live forever, look into my eyes.
Sinister Purpose, knockin‘ on your door
Come and take my hand.

THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME

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

Baby, I said, baby, baby come on and drive me crazy
You know I love you, always tinking of you, baby
Hey baby, oh, I said, oh baby
You know the night time, oh, is the right time
To be with the one you love.


WILLY & THE POOR BOYS

Veröffentlichung: November 1969

Titel: Down On The Corner, It Came Out Of The Sky, Cotton Fields, Poorboy Shuffle, Feelin‘ Blue, Fortunate Son, Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You Or Me), The Midnight Special, Side O‘ The Road, Effigy.

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 3, Deutschland # 25

Hörprobe: Alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3); Länge 10:00 Min.

DOWN ON THE CORNER (John Fogerty)

Early in the evenin‘
Just about suppertime
Over by the courthouse
They’re starting to unwind.

Four kids on the corner
Tryin‘ 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 thumbs his gut bass
And solos for a while.

Poorboy twangs the rhytm out
On his kalamazoo
Willy goes into a dance
And doubles on kazoo.

Down on the corner …

You don’t need a penny
Just to hang around
But if you 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.

Down on the corner …

IT CAME OUT OF THE SKY (John Fogerty)

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 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 around and a scientist said it was marsh gas.
Spiro came and made a speech about raising the Mars tax.
The Vatican said: Woe, the Lord has come.
Hollywood rushed out an Epic film
And Ronnie the popular said it was a communist plot.

The newspaper 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 things in the blue room.
Vatican said: No, it belongs to Rome.
And Jody said: It’s mine and you can have it for 17 million.

Oh, it came out of the sky …

COTTON FIELDS (Huddie Ledbetter)

When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home.
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home.

Oh, when them cotton balls get rotten
You can’t pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home.
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home.

POORBOY SHUFFLE (John Fogerty)

Instrumental

FEELIN‘ BLUE (John Fogerty)

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 fox
Feel it in my bones, my book is due.

Hey look over yonder up in the tree
There’s a rope hangin‘ just for me
Without a warning, without a warning
Things are pillin‘ up to break me down.

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.

Feelin blue …

FORTUNATE SON (John Fogerty)

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
They point the cannon at you.

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

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

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

Some folks inheret star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war
And when you ask them
How much should we give?
The only answer: More! More! More!

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no millitary son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate son.

DON’T LOOK NOW (John Fogerty)

Who will take the coal from the mine
Who will take the salt from the earth
Who’ll take a leaf and grow it 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 your 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 mine
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.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Trad.)

Well, you wake up in the morning
You hear the work bell ring
And they march you to the table
To see the same old thing
Ain’t no ffod upon the table
Ain’t no fork 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 an everlovin‘ light on me.

Yonder come Miss Rosy, 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 gouvenor, 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 right
You better not gamble there, you better not fight
Or the sheriff will grab you and the boys will bring you down
The next thing you know boy, oh, you’re prison bound.

SIDE O‘ THE ROAD (John Fogerty)

Instrumental

EFFIGY (John Fogerty)

Last night I saw the fire burning
On the palace lawn
Over 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 countryside
In the morning few were left to watch the ashes die
Who is burnin‘? Who is burnin‘? Effigy.
Who is burnin‘? Who is burnin‘? Effigy.
Why? Why? Why? Effigy.


COSMO’S FACTORY

Veröffentlichung: Juli 1970

Titel: Ramble Tamble, Before You Accuse Me, Travelin‘ Band, Ooby Dooby, Lookin‘ Out My Back Door, Rum Through The Jungle, Up Apround The Bend, My Baby Left Me, Who’ll Stop The Rain, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Long As I Can See The Light.

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 1, Deutschland # 4

Hörprobe, alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3) – 11:01 Min.

RAMBLE TAMBLE (John Fogerty)

Move, down I 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 backyard
Police on the corner, mortgage on the car
Mortgage on the car
Move, down the road I go.

There’s selling independence
Actors in the White House
Acid indigestion, mortgage on my life
Mortgage on my life
Move, down the road I go.

BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME (Bo Diddley aka Ellas McDaniels)

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Instead of buying them other woman’s clothes
But you’ve been talking to someone else.

I call you mama, I fear for nights she goes
I call you mama, I fear for nights she goes
Your mama says: Son, don’t call my daughter no more.

Before you accuse me …

Come back home, baby, I want love you one more time
Come back home, baby, I want love you one more time
You’ve been gone away so long
Just about loose my mind.

Before you accuse me …

TRAVELIN‘ BAND (John Fogerty)

Seven-thirty -seven
Comin‘ out of the sky
Won’t you take me down to Memphis
On a midnight ride.

I wanna move
Playin‘ in a travelin‘ band
Well, I’m flyin‘ across the land
Tryin‘ to get a hand
Playin‘ in a travelin‘ band.

Take me to the hotel
Baggage gone, oh well
Come on, come on
Won’t you get me to my room.

Listen to the radio
Talkin‘ about the last show
Someone got excited
Had to call the state militia.

Here we come again
On a saturday night
With your fussin‘ and a-fightin‘
Won’t you get me to the rhyme.

OOBY DOOBY (Roy Orbisson)

Hey baby, jump over here,
When you do the Ooby Dooby I got to be near
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby.

Well, you wiggle to the left, wiggle to the right,
Do the Ooby Dooby with all your mind,
Ooby Dooby.
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby.

Well, you wiggle and you shake
Like a big rattlesnake
You do the Ooby Dooby
Til you think I holler rape, Ooby Dooby.
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby.

This dude’s been struttin‘, so now I know
How to do the Ooby Dooby,
Better the slow Ooby Dooby.
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,
Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby.

LOOKIN‘ OUT MY BACK DOOR (John Fogerty)

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, lookin‘ out my back door.

Giant doing cartwheels
A statue wearin‘ high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancin‘ on the lawn
Dinosaur Victrola, listenin‘ to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, lookin‘ out my back door.

Tambourines and elephants are playin‘ in the band
Won’t you take a ride on the flyin‘ spoon
Wonderous apparition provided by magician
Doo, doo, doo, lookin‘ out my back door.

Tambourines and elephants are playin‘ in the band
Won’t you take a ride on the flyin‘ spoon
Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll buy no sorrow
Doo, doo, doo, lookin‘ out my back door.

Forward troubles Illinois
Lock the front door, oh boy
Look at all the happy creatures dancin‘ on the lawn
Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll buy no sorrow
Doo, doo, doo, lookin‘ out my back door.

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE (John Fogerty)

Throught it was a nightmare, Lord, it’s all so true.
They told me: „Don’t go walkin‘ slow,
Cause devil’s on the loose.“
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Woa, don’t look back to see.

Throught I heard a rumblin‘ callin‘ to my name
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries: „Take aim!“
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Woa, don’t look back to see.

Over on the mountain thunder magic spoke
„Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill the land with smoke.“
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Woa, don’t look back to see.

UP AROUND THE BEND (John Fogerty)

There’s a place up ahead and I’m goin‘
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you’re goin‘
Leave the sinkin‘ ship behind.

Come on the rising wind
We’re goin‘ up around the bend.

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 neaon turn to wood.

Come on the rising wind
We’re goin‘ up around the bend.

You can ponder perpetual motion
Fix your mind on a crystal day
Always time for a good conversation
There’s an ear for what you say.

Come on the rising wind
We’re goin‘ up around the bend.

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 goin‘
Come along, come along with me.

Come on the rising wind
We’re goin‘ up around the bend.

MY BABY LEFT ME (Arthur Crudup)

Yes, my baby left, never said a word
Love is something I done, something that you 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 loose that woman, I hate to say goodye
You know she left me, my baby left me
My baby even left me, never said a word.

Well, now one of these mornings
Lord, it won’t be long,
You look for me, and baby, yeah, I’ll be gone
You know she left me, my baby left me.

Lord, I stand at my window, wring my hands and moan
Lord, all I know is that, the one I love is gone
My baby left me, my baby even left me, never said goodbye
My baby even left me, never said a word.

WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN (John Fogerty)

Long as I remember
The rain been comin‘ down
Clouds of mystery pourin‘
confussion on the ground
Good men through the ages
Tryin‘ to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia
Seekin‘ 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.

Hear the singers playin‘, how we cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together
Tryin‘ to keep warm
Still the rain kept pourin‘
Fallin‘ on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain.

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (Whitfield-Strong)

Bet you wondered how I know
About your plan to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before
And you know from those guys I loved you more
It took me by surprise, I must say.
When I found out yesterday.

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

You know a man ain’t supposed to cry
But these tears I can’t hold inside
Loosing you and my life you see
Because you mean that much to me
You could have told me yourself
That you found someone else
Instead I heard it through the grapevine.

Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine …

People say you have from what you see
Na, na, na, not from what you hear
I can’t help being confused
If it’s true, won’t you tell me, dear
Do you plan to let me know
For the other guy that you knew before
Instead I heard it through the grapevine.

Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine.

LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT (John Fogerty)

Put a candle in the window
Because I feel I’ve got to move
Through I’m going, going
I’ll be coming home soon
Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let’s get movin‘
Because I’m bound to drift a while
When I’m gone, gone
You don’t have to worry
Long as I can see the light.

Guess I’ve got that old travelin‘ bone
Because this feelin‘ won’t leave me alone
But I won’t, won’t be loosin‘ my way
Long as I can see the light.


PENDULUM

Veröffentlichung: Dezember 1970

Titel: Pagan Baby, Sailor’s Lament, Chameleon, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, (Wish I Could) Hideaway, Born To Move, Hey Tonight, It’s Just A Thought, Molina, Rude Awakening # 2

Charts: USA Billboard Album Charts # 5, Deutschland # 3

Hörprobe, alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3) – 10:00 Min.

PAGAN BABY (John Fogerty)

Pagan baby, won’t you talk to me
Pagan baby, come on home with me
Pagan baby, take me for a ride
Roll me baby, roll your big brown eyes.

Pagan baby, let me make your name
Drive it, baby, drive your big love game
Pagan baby, what you got, I need
Don’t be savin‘, spread your love on me.

Pagan baby, now won’t you rock with me
Pagan baby, lay your love on me.

SAILOR’S LAMENT (John Fogerty)

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 jack and jokers too
(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)
Ooh, sailor man (Shame, it’s a shame)
Ooh, sailor man (Shame, it’s a shame).

Henry said: Don’t you miss that pile
(Shame, it’s a shame)
Had three aces and he had five
(Shame, it’s shame)
Ooh, sailer man (Shame, it’s a shame)
Ooh, sailer man (Shame, it’s a shame)
Ooh, sailor man (Shame, it’s a shame).

CHAMELEON (John Fogerty)

You took me runnin‘ 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
You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon
You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon.

I say what’s up and then you say it’s down
I see triangles and then you say it’s round, round
Saw an empty glass, you said it’s full
Lord, it’s hot, then you come on cool, cool
You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon
You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon.

You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon
You keep on changin‘ your face like a chameleon.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN (John Fogerty)

Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm, I know
And it’s been comin‘ for some time
When it’s over, so they say
It’ll rain a sunny day, I know
Shinin‘ down like water
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin‘ 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
Till forever on it goes
Through the circle fast and slow, I know
And 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
Comin‘ down on a sunny day.

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin‘ down on a sunny day.

(WISH I COULD) HIDEAWAY (John Fogerty)

Howdy, friend, beggin‘ your pardon,
Is there something on your mind?
You’ve gone and sold all your belongings,
Is that something in your eyes?
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,
Ooh, I wish you well.
Think it’s gonna rain, oh, what’s the difference,
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!
Ooh, 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,
Wish I could hideaway.
Hideaway, hideaway, hideaway, hideaway,
Hideaway, hideaway, hideaway, hideaway.

BORN TO MOVE (John Fogerty)

Every day I’m gonna struth that stuff
When the music’s loud I can’t get enough
Singin‘ hi, singin‘ hi
Come on feet, teach yourself to move.

People shufflin‘ up and down again
Unhappy faces ain’t gonna get you in
Singin‘ hi, singin‘ hi
Come on feet, teach yourself to move.

Spread the news, we’re goin‘ have some fun
Let it go, movin‘ son-of-a-gun
Singin‘ hi, singin‘ hi
Come on feet, we were born to move.

HEY TONIGHT (John Fogerty)

Hey tonight, gonna be tonight
Don’t you know I’m flyin‘, tonight, tonight
Hey, come on, gonna chase tomorrow,
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters, watche me now
Jody’s gonna get religion all night long
Hey, come on, gonna hear the song,
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters, watch me now
Jody’s gonna get religion all night long
Hey tonight, gonna be tonight
Don’t you know I’m flyin‘, tonight, tonight.

IT’S JUST A THOUGHT (John Fogerty)

It’s just a thought
But I’ve noticed something strange
Getting harder to explain
All the years are passing by and by
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
And 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, a good one’s gonna be much longer.

MOLINA (John Fogerty)

Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?
Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?
She’s daughter to the mayou, messin‘ with the sheriff
Drivin‘ in a blue car, she don’t see no red light.

Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?
Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?
She’s comin‘ in the morning, looking a disater
Drivin‘ in the prowl car, spent the night in jail
Molina, where’re you goin‘ too?
Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?

Sheriff gonna go far, drivin‘ to the State House
If she makes a million, papa can retire.
Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?
Molina, where’re you goin‘ to?

RUDE AWAKENING # 2 (John Fogerty)

Instrumental


MARDI GRAS

Veröffentlichung: April 1972

Titel: Lookin‘ For A Reason, Take It Like A Friend, Need Someone To Hold, Tearin‘ Up The Country, Someday Never Comes, What Are You Gonna Do, Sail Away, Hello Mary-Lou, Door To Door, Sweet Hitch-Hiker.

Charts: USA Billboard Top 200 Album Charts # 12, Deutschland # 11

Hörprobe; alle Titel des Albums im Schnelldurchlauf (mp3) – 9:00 Min.

LOOKIN‘ FOR A REASON (John Fogerty)

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
But when the morning comes I’ll be on my way.

Every night I ask myself again
What it was that made our dream begin
It seemed like a good idea way back then
But I’m wondred now what daydream took me in.

I’m lookin‘ for a reason …

Yesterday I treid once more to find
A way to share the trouble on my mind
But it seems you turn ayway every time
I used to like it here but I can’t remember why.

I’m lookin‘ for a reason …

TAKE IT LIKE A FRIEND (Stu Cook)

If maybe you’d move over, give someone else a change
To try their luck
Instead you run up closer, tryin‘ to grab a page
Before you close the book.
Hey, it was over before I started
Seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like friend.
It’s a shame to see you cryin‘
Wouldn’t think to way back when
Looks like I’ll never hear the end.

Thought you had the horror, took special pride
In all your well laid plans
Forgot about the other, we moved out towards the light
Showin‘ empty hands.
Hey, it was over before it started
Seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like a friend
It’s a shame to see you cryin‘
Wouldn’t think to way back when
Looks like I’ll never hear the end.

Love to be winner, gather up your chips in time
To cash them in.
We’re all lookin‘ thinner, playin‘ cards too close
For either one to win.
Hey, it was over before it started
Seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like a friend
It’s a shame to see you cryin‘
Wouldn’t think to way back when
Looks like I’ll never hera the end.

NEED SOMEONE TO HOLD
(Doug Clifford, Stu Cook)

Sun came up and pushed away the clouds
Stumbled back to my room, really don’t know how
Won’t wake up until this afternoon
Been out walkin‘ all night again
Stranger here tryin‘ to have fun
Far from home it’s just begun
Give out the warm, it comes back cold
Oh God, I need someone to hold.

The coffee’s cold, it’s gonna have to do
My feet are shot, feelin‘ hungry too
People don’t have a thing to say
Feel your dignity slip away
Won’t wake up until this afternoon
It’s a waste of time, because there’s nothing new
Give out the warm, it comes back cold
Oh, God, I need someone to hold.

A city nice as this should be kind
It pushed me down, really don’t know why
When I wake up this afternoon
Another day to make it through
Might get lucky and fine a dime
Things don’t change, gonna give up tryin‘
Give out the warm, it comes back cold
Oh God, I need someone to hold.

TEARIN‘ UP THE COUNTRY (Doug Clifford)

Playin‘ a pavillion on the outskirts of town
Playin‘ where my roller deby rolls
Just a part time music man
A nobody at the plant.
I’m tearin‘ up the country with a song
Mom and Popa told me:
Son, you gotta go to school,
Only way to make the family proud.
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 loading big trucks
When the summersunn 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.

SOMEDAY NEVER COMES (John Fogerty)

First thing I remember
Is asking papa: Why?
For there where many things I didn’t know
And daddy always smiled
And took me by the hand
Sayin‘: Someday you’ll understand.

Well, I’m here to tell you now
Each and every mother’s son
You better learn it fast
And you better learn it young
Because 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.

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‘: Somdeay you’ll understand.

And I think it was september
The year went away
For there were man things I didn’t know
And I still see him standing
Tryin‘ to be a man
When I said: Someday you’ll understand.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ? (Doug Clifford)

When you are alone,
You come back cryin‘ and you wanna go hom
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
You 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.

Thoughts that I was all that you need
You told me things I wanted to believe
You know that leavin‘ me would be wrong
Stay with me, I’ll help you to be strong.

SAIL AWAY (Stu Cook)

Lock the door, sun’s a-falling
Poke the fire, don’t let the cold in
Gonna try to sail away for the rest of my life.
Found a boat to make the break in
Filled with hope about the step I’m takin‘
Gonna try to sail away for the rest of my life.

Spend a long time listenin‘
To the captain of the sea
Shoutin‘ orders to his crew, no one hears, but me
Cast away, tide’s a-runnin‘
Hoist the sail, strong wind’s comin‘
Gonna try to sail away for the rest of my life.

Spend a long time listenin‘
To the captain of the sea
Shoutin‘ orders to his crew, no one hears, but me
Lock the door, sun’s a-falling
Poke the fire, don’t let the cold in
Gonna try to sail away for the rest of my life.

HELLO MARY-LOU

Hello Mary-Lou, good-bye heart
Sweet Mary-Lou, I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary-Lou, we’d never part
So hello Mary-Lou, good-bye heart.

Past me by one sunny day
Flash those big brown eyes my way
Oh, I wanted you for evermore
I’m not the one that gets around.
Swear my feet stuck to the ground
And thought I did never meet you before.

Hello Mary-Lou …

Saw yor lips, heard your voice
Believe me, I just had no choise
Wild horses couldn’t make me stay away
Thought about a moonlit night
Arms around you good and tight
That’s all I had to see for me to stay.

Hello Mary-Lou …

DOOR TO DOOR (Stu Cook)

Find me out a-walkin‘
Time the whistle starts a-callin‘
Maybe stoppin‘ early,
Knockin‘ at your door
Take so long to answer,
Lord knows it ain’t the milkman.
Could be stoppin‘ early,
Sellin‘ door to door.

Here’s my latest sample, like to show you how to use it
First, you pull the curtain while I spread some here
Wipe the surface gently, try to use a circle motion
Safe for all your problems and my price is fair.

This stuff will get the stain out if you use it loosely wadded
This here’ll take the pain aout and won’t mess your hair
Place your order early because you know I’m in a hurry
Your neighbour is in her doorway, won’t you sign right here.

Man is on the last train, all that work and no play
Could be stoppin‘ early, knockin‘ at your door.
Time for me to head on, pack my kid and „So long.“
Catch you bright and early sellin‘ door to door.

SWEET HITCH-HIKER (John Fogerty)

The day the earth stood still.

I was ridin‘ alongside the highway
Rollin‘ up the countryside
Thinkin‘ I’m the devil heatwave
What you birn in your crazy mind ?
Saw a slight distraction, standing by the road
She was smilin‘ there, yellow in her hair
„Do you wanna“, I was thinkin‘, „Would you care“.
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
We could make music at the Greasy King
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
Won’t you ride in my fast machine.

Cruisin‘ on through the junction
I’m flyin‘ about the speed of sound
Noticin‘ peculiar function
Ain’t no roller coaster show me down
I turned away to see her, wow, she caught my eye
But I aws rollin‘ down, movin‘ to fast
„Do you wanna“, she was thinkin‘, „Can it last“.
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
We could make music at the Greasy King
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
Won’t you ride on my fast machine.

Was busted up along the highway
I’m the saddest ridin‘ fool alive
Wonderin‘ if you’re going 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‘ to fast
„Do you wann“, she was thinkin‘, „Can it last“.
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
We could make music at the Greasy King
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
Won’t you ride on my fast machine.


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