Proud Mary chords

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

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
            C   A     C   A      C   A  G  F   F    D  F  D     D
Intro: 4/4 |1&2 &3&4&|1&2 &3&4&| 1&2 &3 &4 & | 1&2  &  3& 4& |     |  𝄎  |
Count:     
 
   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    
        C   A     C   A      C   A  G  F   F    D  F  D     D
Count: |1&2 &3&4&|1&2 &3&4&| 1&2 &3 &4 & | 1&2  &  3& 4& |     |  𝄎  |

          D               D                A       Bm
Instr:  ‖   | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 |   | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 ‖   | 𝄎 |    | 𝄎 ‖

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

   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: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

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