Down On The Corner chords and lyrics

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Down On The Corner was written by John Fogerty - lead singer from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).
  • Recorded: 1969
  • Released: September, 1969 from the album - Willy and the Poor Boys
  • Music: C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 107 bpm
  • Chords: C, F, G
  • Please Note: We have included the Intro Tab of the guitar riff that occurs throughout the song. Due to the nature of the strum pattern, it is preferable to play the chords as barre chords... all charts below.

Down On The Corner by CCR

Intro: 4/4 |  C  |  G  -  C  |  C  |  G  -  C  |  F  |  C  |  %  |  G  -  C  |

     C                        G                   C
 1. Ear-ly in the eve-nin'__ Just a-bout sup-per time
                                         G              C
    O-ver by the court-house__ They're start-ing to un-wind
     F                          C
    Four kids on the cor-ner__ Try-in’ to bring you up
                                     G              C
    Wil-ly picks a tune out and he blows it on the harp

         F           C         G           C
Chorus: Down On The Cor-ner__ Out in the street
                       F             C                  G                C
        Willy and the Poor-Boys are play-in'__ Bring a nick-el tap your feet

     C                                G                    C
 2. Roos-ter hits the wash-board and peo-ple just got to smile
                                    G              C
    Blin-ky thumps the gut bass and so-los for a while
     F                              C
    Poor-boy twangs the rhy-thm out on his ka-la-ma-zoo
                                   G              C
    Wil-ly goes in-to a dance and dou-bles on ka-zoo

         F           C         G           C
Chorus: Down On The Cor-ner__ Out in the street
                       F             C                  G                C
        Willy and the Poor-Boys are play-in'__ Bring a nick-el tap your feet

Riff: |  C  |  G  -  C  |  C  |  G  -  C  |  F  |  C  |  %  |  G  -  C  |

         F           C         G           C
Chorus: Down On The Cor-ner__ Out in the street
                       F             C                  G                C
        Willy and the Poor-Boys are play-in'__ Bring a nick-el tap your feet

Instr: ||    C    |   G - C   |    C    |   G – C   ||

     C                         G               C
 3. You don't need a pen-ny__ Just to hang a-round
                                             G               C
    But if you've got a nick-el__ Won't you lay your mo-ney down
    F                      C
    O-ver on the cor-ner there's a hap-py noise
                                       G               C
    Peo-ple come from all a-round to watch the ma-gic boy

         F           C         G           C
Chorus: Down On The Cor-ner__ Out in the street
                        F             C                 G                C
        Willy and the Poor-Boys are play-in'__ Bring a nick-el tap your feet...repeat to fade

Intro Tab

Down On The Corner Guitar Tab

The complete guitar Tab is available at Musicnotes.Comicon Guitar/Vocal Guitar Tab - 3 pages - C Major


C Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
3's in the same column: Barre 3rd finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs  
           C                   F                  G
    e|-1-|---|----|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|-4-3|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|-3-3|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|
    D|-1-|---|-2-3|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|-1-|---|----|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|----|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets  3   4   5           1   2   3          3   4   5

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
           C                  F                  G
    |----|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |3-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |3-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
    |3-2-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |----|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|----|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E
       5   4   3          3   2   1          5   4   3  Frets
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