Proud Mary chords and lyrics

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Proud Mary was written by John Fogerty - main songwriter from the band, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).
  • Recorded: 1968
  • Released: January 1969 from the album - Bayou Country
  • Music: D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 120 bpm
  • Chords: D, F, G, A, Bm, C

Proud Mary by CCR

Count:       1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3 &4 &   1&2  &  3& 4& 
Intro: 4/4 | C   A    | C   A    | C   A  G  F | F    D  F  D  |  D  |  D  |
     
    D
1. Left a good job in the ci-ty

   Workin' for the man ev-'ry night and day

   And I nev-er lost a min-ute of sleep-in'

   Worry-in' 'bout the way things might have been

         A                             Bm
Chorus: Big wheel keep on turn-in'___ Proud Mary keep on burn-in'
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the ri-ver   
 
     D
2. Cleaned a lot o' plates in Mem-phis
  
   Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
  
   But I nev-er saw the good side of the city
 
  'Till I hitched a ride on a ri-ver boat queen

         A                             Bm
Chorus: Big wheel keep on turn-in'___ Proud Mary keep on burn-in'
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the riv-er 

Count:   1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3 &4 &   1&2  &  3& 4&
       | C   A    | C   A    | C   A  G  F | F    D  F  D  |  D  |  D  |  


Instr: || D  | % | % | % | D  | % | % | % || A  | %  | Bm  | %  ||

         D
     ** Roll-in'___  Roll-in'____  Roll-in'  on  the  riv-er 
   
Count:   1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3&4&  1&2 &3 &4 &   1&2  &  3& 4&
       | C   A    | C   A    | C   A  G  F | F    D  F  D  |  D  |  D  |

   D
3. If you come down to the ri-ver

   Bet you gon-na find the peo-ple who live

   You don't have to wor-ry, 'cause you have no mon-ey

   Peop-le on the riv-er are hap-py to give

         A                             Bm
Chorus: Big wheel keep on turn-in'___ Proud Mary keep on burn-ing
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the riv-er 
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the riv-er 
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the riv-er 
         D
        Roll-in'___ Roll-in'___ Roll-in' on the riv-er...

D Major

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

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Credence Clearwate Revival

Origins: El Cerrito, California, U.S.
Members: John Fogerty (lead vocals, lead guitar), Tom Fogerty (rhythm guitar), Stu Cook (bass guitar), and Doug Clifford (drums).
Music Styles: Roots rock, swamp rock, country rock
Active Years: 1967 - 1972


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