BORN ON THE BAYOU

Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version


Now, when I was just a little boy
Standin' to my Daddy's knee
My poppa said, "Son, don't let the man get you
Do what he done to me"
'Cause he'll get you
'Cause he'll get you now, now

And I can remember the fourth of July
Runnin' through the backwood, bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'
Chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there

Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou

Wish I was back on the Bayou
Rollin' with some Cajun Queen
Wishin' I were a fast freight train
Just a chooglin' on down to New Orleans

Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou

Do it, do it, do it, do it. Oh, Lord
Oh get back boy

I can remember the fourth of July
Runnin' through the backwood bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'
Chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there

Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou

All right! Do, do, do, do
Mmmmmmm, oh


Written by John Fogerty, from Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 album Bayou Country. The above lyrics are for their album version.

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Bayou Country (album cover art)
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Bayou Country (album cover art)

The above lyrics are for the original Creedence Clearwater Revival version. See also Bruce Springsteen's live 12 Jan 1993 version (more details).

Available Versions

List of available versions of BORN ON THE BAYOU on this website:

BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
BORN ON THE BAYOU [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]