Lookin' Out My Back Door chords and lyrics

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Lookin' Out My Back Door was written by John Fogerty - lead singer from Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).
  • Released: July, 1970 from the album - Cosmo's Factory
  • Music: C Major with a key change to D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 110 bpm
  • Chords: C, D, F, G, G7, A, Am, Bm, B, Bb
  • Please Note: The band plays the song in C major with a key change to D Major. The music on the video is in Bb major with a key change to C major. If you are playing with the video, you will need to tune down 1 whole step. Strings from low to high: D-G-C-F-A-D
  • Guitar Tab for the Intro can be found below.

Lookin' Out My Back Door by CCR

De-tune strings 1 whole step if playing with video

          (Muffled Strings)
Intro: 4/4 ||  C   |  %  ||   C   |  Am  | F  -  C  | G7 - C  ||

    C                                Am                             
1. Just got home from Il-li-nois___ Lock the front door, oh boy
    F          C            G7           
   Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
      C                        Am                           
   I-mag-i-na-tion sets in___ Pret-ty soon I'm sing-ing’
    F         C              G7           C
   Doo, doo, doo___ Look-ing out my back door

              C                            Am                          
2. There's a giant do-ing cart-wheels___ A sta-tue wear-ing high heels
    F               C                 G7
   Look at all the hap-py crea-tures danc-ing on the lawn
     C                      Am                           
   A di-no-saur Vic-tr-ola list’-nin’ to Buck O-wens
    F         C              G7           C
   Doo, doo, doo___ Look-ing out my back door

         G                                 F               C
Chorus: Tam-bou-rines and e-le-phants are play-ing in the band
                              Am               G
        Won't you take a ride on the fly-ing spoon__ Doo, doo doo
          C                          Am                           
        Wond'-rous ap-pa-ri-tion pro-vi-ded by ma-gi-cian
         F         C              G7           C
        Doo, doo, doo___ Look-ing out my back door

Instr: |   C  |  Am  |  F  -  C  |  G7         |
       |   C  |  Am  |  F  -  C  |  G7  -   C  |

         G                                 F               C
Chorus: Tam-bou-rines and e-le-phants are play-ing in the band
                              Am               G 
        Won't you take a ride on the fly-ing spoon___ Doo, doo doo
        C                           Am                          
        Bo-ther me to-mor-row___ To-day, I'll buy no sor-rows
         F         C              G7           C
        Doo, doo, doo___ Look-ing out my back door
        (Muffled Strings) 1&2&3  &  4  &
        ||      C      |  C      C  B  Bb  ||
        Key change 
        ||   A   |  G  -  D  |  D  -  Bm  |   A   ||

    D                                Bm                           
3. For-ward trou-bles Il-li-nois___ Lock the front door, oh boy
    G               D                 A              
   Look at all the hap-py crea-tures danc-in’ on the lawn
   D                           Bm                          
   Bo-ther me to-mor-row___ To-day, I'll buy no sor-rows
    G         D               A           D   
   Doo, doo, doo___ Look-ing out my back door

   (Muffled Strings)
   ||      D      ||  G   -  D  |  A  -  D  ||
  

Related pages:
C Major - D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Intro Tab

Lookin' Out My Back Door Guitar Tab

The complete guitar Tab is available at Musicnotes.Com Guitar Tab * Guitar/Vocal * 14 pages * Bb (C) Major

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