Fortunate Son Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


publisher: ©CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC
writers: John C. Fogerty
album: Track 6 in album Willy and the Poor Boys
release date: 1969-11-2
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Folk Rock/Southern Rock
length: 2:21
producer: John Fogerty
drums: Doug Clifford
lead vocals: John Fogerty
arranger: John Fogerty
background vocals: Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford
guitar: Tom Fogerty and John Fogerty
bass guitar: Stu Cook
lyricist: John Fogerty
composer: John Fogerty

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys cover art
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Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooo, their red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooo, 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

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

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

Yeah, yeah
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all

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


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