Fortunate Son Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


writers: John C. Fogerty
album: Track 6 in album Willy and the Poor Boys
release date: 1969-11-2
popularity : 107 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

Album Information

label: Fantasy
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

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


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