Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 231 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: Stu Cook, Doug Clifford and Tom Fogerty
    guitar: John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty
    bass guitar: Stu Cook
    lyricist: John Fogerty
    composer: John Fogerty
    Album Information
    label: Fantasy
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin