DEER CREEK

1. Born On The Bayou
2. Green river
3. Up Around The Bend
4. Who`ll stop The Rain
5. Rambunctious Boy
6. Suzie Q
7. I Put A Spell On You
8. Bring It Down To Jelly Roll
9.Premonition
10. Working On The Building
11. Joy Of My Life
12. Blue Moon Nights
13. Centerfield
14. Down On The Corner
15. Jambalaya

1. Almost Saturday Night
2. Wrote A Song For Everyone
3. Have You Ever seen The Rain
4. Swamp River Days
5. Hot Rod Heart
6. Cottonfields
7. Tombstone Shadow
8.The Old Man Down The Road
9. Rockin` All Over The World/A>
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11. Bad Moon Rising
12. Fortunate Son
13. Proud Mary
14. Travelin` Band





BORN ON THE BAYOU
(J.C. 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
Do what he done to me."
'Cause he'll get you,
'Cause he'll get you now, now.

And 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.

CHORUS:

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 were a fast freight train,
Just a chooglin' on down to New Orleans.

CHORUS

Do it, do it, do it, do it. Oh, Lord.
Oh get back boy.

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.

CHORUS

All right! Do, do, do, do.
Mmmmmmm, oh.

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GREEN RIVER
(J.C. Fogerty)

Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
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 'way down the shallow water.
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.
Welllllll!

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'rin'.
And if you get lost come on home to Green River."

Welllllll!
Come on home.

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UP AROUND THE BEND
(J.C. 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.

CHORUS:

Come on the risin' wind, we're goin' up around the bend.

Ooh!
Bring a song and a smile for the banjo, better get while the gettin's good,
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway where the neons turn to wood.

CHORUS

Oooh!
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.

CHORUS

Yeah!

Oooh!
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.

CHORUS

Yeah!

Do do doo do...

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WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
(J.C. Fogerty)

Long as I remember The rain been comin' down.
Clouds of myst'ry pourin' Confusion 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.

Heard 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.

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RAMBUNCTIOUS BOY
- John Fogertyi

My oh my I'm a restless guy
Got a home everywhere I go

Well I ain't good lookin'
And I ain't so smart
But baby I'm a sensitive guy
I ain't done everything there is to do
But I'll damn sure give it a try

I'm a lookin'
I'm a lookin'
For a big time bookin' with you
So come on baby
Let's go howlin' at the honky-tonk mooni

Chorus:

I'm a rambunctious boy
Rambunctious boy
Oh my I'm a restless guy
Got a home everywhere I go
I'm-a trouble on the run
Heartbreakin' son of a gun
Oh yeah I'm a rambunctious boy

Instrumental

I been workin' all week in the big boss yard
I 'bout had it up to here
I ain't got time for a Caribbean cruise
Just give me a song and a beer

I feel like rompin'
Stompin'
And broncin' it up real loudi
So come on baby
Tell your girlfriend
Three's a crowd

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

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SUSIE- Q
(Hawkins/Lewis/Broadwater)

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.

Well, say that you'll be true, well, say that you'll be true,
Well, say that you'll be true, and never leave me blue, Susie Q.

Well, say that you'll be mine, well, say that you'll be mine,
Well, say that you'll be mine, baby all the time, Susie Q.

Who Do True Two You Blue Who

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.

Oh Susie Q, Oh susie Q,
Oh Susie Q, Baby I love you, Susie Q.

I Tried My Own Smile Real Deal Ring Sing

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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 doin'.
I said "Watch out!
I ain't lyin', yeah!
I ain't gonna take none 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.
All right!
(repeat 1x)

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BRING IT DOWN TO JELLY ROLL
- John Fogerty

Well, if you want
To ease your mind
You just go on
Take it to the river
When you're down
Well, that's alright
You just bring it down to Jelly Roll

We're gonna run
A-jump and shout
We're gonna slide
Way back in the country
There's a place
Where they treat you right
You just bring it down to Jelly Roll

Instrumental

The little girls
Way down south
They got their way
Honey drippin' from their mouth
If you ever get some luck
You better bring it down to Jelly Roll

Now look at me
Lord, I ain't got a dime
But I can dance
Lord, I'm jumping all the time
I live honey, straight to the bone
I just bring it down to Jelly Roll

Instrumental

Well, if you want
To ease your mind
You just go on
Take it to the river
When you're down
Well that's alright
You just bring it down to Jelly Roll

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PREMONITION
SORRY! NO LYRICS YET...COMING SOON I HOPE

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WORKIN' ON A BUILDING
(Traditional - Arrangement by J.C. Fogerty)

(omitting the background "chorus")

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.

If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a drunkard, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my drinkin', and work on a building too.

CHORUS:

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.
It'a a Holy Ghost building, It'a a Holy Ghost building,
It'a a Holy Ghost building, for my Lord, for my Lord.

If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a gambler, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my gamblin', and I'd work on a building too.

CHORUS

If IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII were a preacher, tell you what I'd do,
I'd keep on preachin', and I'd work on a building too.

CHORUS

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JOY OF MY LIFE
- John Fogerty

I tiptoed in the room
I know you got to have your rest
She says, 'Come lay beside me,
I've been waitin' since you left'
She's sweet to me
Must be the luckiest man alive
And did I tell you baby
You are the joy of my life

First time that I saw you
Ooh, you took my breath away
I might not get to heaven
But I walked with the Angels that day

She takes me by the hand
I am the luckiest man alive
And did I tell you baby
You are the joy of my life

Instrumental

Some may have their riches
Some may have their worldly fame
Long as I have you
I'll treasure each and every day
Just take me by the hand
I am the luckiest man alive
And did I tell you baby
You are the joy of my life
And did I tell you baby
You are the joy of my life
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BLUE MOON NIGHTS
- John Fogerty

Help me fellas
I'm feelin' kind-a weak
The way I'm livin' just ain't right
I need somebody watch over me
All my blue moon nights

I want a girl to take me by the hand
Follow me right down the line
Hold me gently while we dance
All my blue moon nights

Chorus:

Heaven only knows I don't want to be
Just a fool, passin' through
Won't you send an angel to walk with me
All my blue moon nights

Instrumental

Help me fellas
It's gettin' kind-a late
Runnin' out of precious time
She might pass me while I waste
All my blue moon nights

Chorus

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CENTERFIELD
(J.C. Fogerty)

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field.
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

CHORUS:

Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin' it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out.
So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio;
Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.

CHORUS

Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!

CHORUS

CHORUS

Yeah!

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DOWN ON THE CORNER
(J.C. Fogerty)

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.

CHORUS:

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

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JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU)
(Hank Williams) (thanks Aline!)

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
My Yvonne, sweetest one, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

CHORUS:

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

Thibodeaux, Fontaineaux, the place is buzzin',
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.
Dress in style, go hog wild, and be gayo.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

CHORUS:

Oh, guitar!

CHORUS

Oh, Lord!

Hang tight, ooh Lord!

Ah, take it out.

He's comin', ah!

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ALMOST SATURDAY NIGHT
(J.C. Fogerty)

Outside my window, I can hear the radio,
And I know that motor wagon is ready to fly,
'Cause it's almost Saturday night.

Bye bye, tomorrow, Jody's gone to the rodeo,
And you know some good old boys are ready to ride,
'Cause it's almost Saturday night.

CHORUS:

Gonna push the clouds away, let the music have it's way,
Let it steal my heart away, and you know I'm-a-goin'!

Outside the ringing, the night train is bringin' me home,
When you hear that locomotion get ready to ride,
'Cause it's almost Saturday night.

CHORUS

Outside the ringing, the night train is bringin' me home,
When you hear that locomotion get ready to ride,
'Cause it's almost Saturday night.
Oh yeah!

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WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE
(J.C. 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.

CHORUS:

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.

CHORUS

CHORUS

Saw the people standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, 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?

CHORUS

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?
(J.C. Fogerty)

Someone told me long ago There's a calm before the storm,
I know; 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.

CHORUS:

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.
'Til forever, on it goes Through the circle, fast and slow,
I know; It can't stop, I wonder.

CHORUS

Yeah!

CHORUS

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SWAMP RIVER DAYS
- John Fogerty

Two-lane Shinin' in the July dust
Heat risin' off the road
Out in front of my truck
Pulled my pick-up over the hill
Down the slide gravel through the cat-tails
Give me those Swamp River days again

Sat down in the shade of a Cottonwood tree
Pretty soon the swamp critters' callin' me
Skinny river kids swim in my mind
Hucklebums on Cane-Pole Time
Give me those Swamp River days again

Old memories out in the crick
Playin' hooky with a hobo stick
Old memories startin' to fade
Take me away

Instrumental

Cody River playin' on the radio
Takes me back to a girl I used to know
Sweet Susie do you think about me
That was good as it's ever gonna be
Give me those Swamp River days again
Give me those Swamp River days again

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HOT ROD HEART
- John Fogerty

Ooh, let's go ridin'
Cruisin' down the open road
We can put the top down
Listen to the radio
Big ol' Buick
And a big ol' sky
Wheels on fire
And I'll tell you why
I got a hot rod heart

Ooh, let's go prowlin'
Sneakin' like we used to do
Way back in the country
Cut across the cornfields too
Big ol' Harley
And a big ol' moon
Big ol' 'gator
Puttin' on the zoom
I got a hot rod heart

Chorus:

Got a one-way ticket to the open road
Come on
Got a red line engine
And I'm rarin' to go
Put the pedal to the metal
If you want to ride
If you want to ride
Let's go

Instrumental

Ooh, let's go ridin'
Rollin' down the open road
We can put the top down
Listen to the radio
Big ol' Buick
And a big ol' sky
Wheels on fire
And I'll tell you why
I got a hot rod heart

Chorus

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COTTON FIELDS
(Huddie Ledbetter)

CHORUS1:

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

CHORUS2:

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

CHORUS3:

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

CHORUS2

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CHORUS3

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TOMBSTONE SHADOW
(J.C. Fogerty)

Tombstone Shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, stretchin' 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'lin',
Fly in no machines.
Tombstone Shadow, stretchin' 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, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Oh, oh, Lord!
Oh, Lord!

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THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD
(J.C. Fogerty)

He take the thunder from the mountain, he take the lightning from the sky,
He bring the strong man to his begging knee, he make the young girl's mama cry.

You got to hidey-hide, you got to jump and run;
You got to hidey-hidey-hide, the Old Man is down the road.

He got the voices speak in riddles, he got the eye as black as coal,
He got a suitcase covered with rattlesnake hide, and he stands right in the road.

You got to hidey-hide, you got to jump up run away;
You got to hidey-hidey-hide, the Old Man is down the road.

Aaah!

He make the river call your lover, he make the barking of the hound,
Put a shadow 'cross the window, when the Old Man comes around.

You got to hidey-hide, you got to jump and run again;
You got to hidey-hidey-hide, the Old Man is down the road.
The Old Man is down the road.

Aaah!
You got ta, you got ta, you got ta, hidey-hidey-hide!

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ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
(J.C. Fogerty)

Oooh! Ah!
Well, a-here-ee-yup, a-here-ee-yup, a-here we go,
Four in the mornin', justa hittin' the road,
Here we go-oh! Rockin' all over the world! Yeah.

Well, a-geedeeup, a-geedeeup, a-get away,
We're goin' crazy, and we're goin' today, here we go-oh!
Rockin' all over the world!

CHORUS:

Well I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it,
I la-la-like it, la-la-la, here we go-oh! Rockin' all over the world!

Yeah! Yeah!
Well, I'm gonna tell your Mama what your Daddy do,
He come out of the night with your dancin' shoes,
Here we go-oh! Rockin' all over the world! Yeah.

CHORUS

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I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
(N. Whitfield & B. Strong)

Oo, Bet you're wond'ring how I knew 'bout 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 yesterday. Oo,

CHORUS:

I heard it through the grapevine, not much longer would you be mine.
Oo, 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.
Losin' 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,

CHORUS

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,
CHORUS

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BAD MOON RISING
(J.C. Fogerty)

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

CHORUS:

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

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
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

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FORTUNATE SON
(J.C. 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",
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,

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PROUD MARY
(J.C. Fogerty)

Left a good job in the city,
Workin' for The Man ev'ry night and day,
And I never lost one minute of sleepin',
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been.

CHORUS:

Big wheel 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,
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

CHORUS

Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

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

Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.

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TRAVELIN' BAND
(J.C. Fogerty)

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

CHORUS:

Playin' in a Travelin' Band. Yeah!
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, try'in' 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,
I wanna move.

CHORUS

Listen to the radio, Talkin' '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 fussin' and a fightin'
Won't you get me to the rhyme,
I wanna move.

CHORUS

Oh! WOW!

Oh! I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band;
Playin' in a Travelin' Band.
Won't you get me, take me hand
Well, I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band,
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land.
Tryin' to get a hand,
Playin' in a Travelin' Band, OH! WOW!

Hey!

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