Down On The Corner/Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

June 21, 2021

Today’s song of the day is an American rock favorite, “Down On The Corner”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

Fun Facts 

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival, commonly known as CCR, had four core band members. 
  • CCR played at Woodstock in 1969. But, they didn’t make an appearance in the Woodstock documentary or soundtrack because John didn’t think their performance wasn’t good enough for documenting.
  • CCR split up on October 16, 1972, officially, and they only fully reunited for Tom Fogerty’s wedding in 1980. 
  • They’ve sold over 28 million records in America and had five songs peak at number two, never making it to the number one spot.

Lyrics 

(Lyric Find)

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 Poor Boys 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

Poor Boy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo

And Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

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

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willy and the Poor Boys are playin’

Bring a nickel, tap your feet

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