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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River



Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River
Green River

Lyrics:

Well, take me back down where cool water flow, yeh.
Let me remember things I love.
Stoppin’ at the log where catfish bite,
walkin’ along the river road at night,
barefoot girls dancin’ in the moonlight.

I can hear the bull frog callin’ me.
Wonder if my rope’s still hangin’ to the tree.
Love to kick my feet way down the shallow water,
shoe fly, dragon fly, get back t your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.

Up at Cody’s camp I spent my days, oh,
with flat car riders and cross-tie walkers.
Old Cody, Junior took me over,
said, you’re gonna find the world is smould rin
an’ if you get lost come on home to Green River. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River

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  1. I'm beyond my video game years (hit Nintendo big time in the day), but I think it's a cool thing that a lot of older good music like this is picked up on by younger folk via video games. It doesn't matter where the fuck you first hear a song to like it. I see comments from well-meaning youngsters who say they heard this song on GTA, for example, and some older salty person shits on them for not being alive when it was a hit. That's bullshit. Music touches all ages and souls, never forget. Where you hear it matters not. I'm 42 and I knew some of the sounds in this song to the point that I could recognize it in full and I knew many other Creedence songs in full, but I never listened to THIS full song with intent until I was in my 30s. How's that any different?

  2. Ian Moss of Australia's own CCr, Cold Chisel related a story at a concert once where he was sitting under a bridge in Alice Springs in the middle of the Australian desert, night time with a few buds, downing a couple cold ones. Out of their transistor radio the night quiet was broken by the intro riff of a song, which he said, there and then made him want to be a rock guitarist.
    That song was Green RIver. Launched a great career. Would love to see Mossy and Fogerty play together, by soul white boy axe men, Listen to Chisel here, and Mossy at 3.04 in particular.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1y9sXEfO34

    Second song is Mossy mainly singing without Barnes, shows the style and elements of Creedence throughout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNsApyijBiw

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