Down On The Corner

Words & Music:

John Fogarty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)


C                     G                 C

Early in the evening, just about supper time,

C                               G             C

Over by the courthouse, they're startin' to unwind.

F                        C

Four kids on the corner, tryin' to bring you up.

C                             G               C

Willy picks a tune out and he blows it on the harp.



F           C       G          C

Down on the corner, out in the street,

C             F

Willy and the Po' Boys are playin'.

        G                  C

Bring a nickel, stamp your feet!


Rooster hits the washboard, the people just gotta' smile.

New kid thumbs the gut bass and solos for a while.

Po' Boy twangs the rhythm out on his Kalamazoo.

Willie goes into a dance and doubles on Kazoo.




You don't need a penny just to hang around.

But, if you got a nickel, won't you lay your money down?

Over on the corner, there's a happy noise.

People come from all around to watch the magic boys.




Riff 1 under C  G  C line                 Riff 2 under F  C 


E -------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|

B -------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|

G -------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|

D -------------------|--------------------||--3--------3--3----|-------2--5--5------|

A --3---------3--3---|-------2--3--3------||-----5--3--------5-|-3--3---------------|

E -----5--3---------5|-3--3---------------||-------------------|--------------------|



So, the verse runs:  Riff 1 - Riff 1 - Riff 2 - Riff 1


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