Down on the Corner Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


publisher: ©CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC
writers: John C Fogerty
album: Track 1 in album Willy and the Poor Boys
release date: 1969-11-2
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Folk Rock/Southern Rock
length: 2:45
producer: John Fogerty
drums: Doug Clifford
lead vocals: John Fogerty
arranger: John Fogerty
background vocals: Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford
guitar: John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty
bass guitar: Stu Cook
lyricist: John Fogerty
composer: John Fogerty

Cover Art

Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys cover art
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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.

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

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

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

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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down on the Corner
  • 2 It Came out of the Sky
  • 3 Cotton Fields
  • 4 Poorboy Shuffle
  • 5 Feelin’ Blue
  • 6 Fortunate Son
  • 7 Don’t Look Now
  • 8 The Midnight Special
  • 9 Side o’ the Road
  • 10 Effigy