Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner Lyrics

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


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