Proud Mary

Words & Music by John Fogerty
(Recorded by POLES APART on The Song Goes On)

Left a good job in the city,
Workin' for “The Man” every night and day,
But I never lost one minute of sleepin',
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been.

Big wheel keep on turnin',
Proud Mary keep on burnin',
Rollin' … rollin' … rollin' on the river.

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,
Pumped a lot of (pro)'pane down in New Orleans,
But I never saw the good side of the city,
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry though you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.

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