BORN ON THE BAYOU

Live 12 Jan 1993 version


John Fogerty:Now when I was just a little boy
Standing 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 right now, yeah

Bruce Springsteen:I can remember the fourth of July
Running through the backwood, bare
I can still hear my hound dogs barking
Chasing down a hoodoo there
Chasing down a hoodoo there

Fogerty and Springsteen:Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou, do it, do it, do it

John Fogerty:I wish I was back on the Bayou
Rolling with some Cajun Queen
Wishing I were a fast freight train
Just a choogling on down to New Orleans

Fogerty and Springsteen:Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou, do it, do it, do it

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Jan 1993 performance of BORN ON THE BAYOU at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, during the eighth annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The song was performed by John Fogerty as a duet with Bruce Springsteen. He was backed by Springsteen on guitar and lead vocals, Robbie Robertson (of The Band) on guitar and backing vocals, Benmont Tench (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) on keyboards, Roy Bittan on keyboards, Don Was on bass, and Jim Keltner on drums.

Creedence Clearwater Revival were among that year's inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The following day Springsteen provided the induction speech for the band.

Pro-shot video of the entire live 12 Jan 1993 performance of BORN ON THE BAYOU was posted in 2012 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum YouTube channel.


Official Releases

The live 12 Jan 1993 version of BORN ON THE BAYOU appears on three official releases.

Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'

DVD - Time Life (24633-X) - USA, 2009

This is part of a nine-volume series that was later repackaged into a 9-DVD box set. This volume includes 3 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. WHAT'D I SAY [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  2. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  3. BACKSTREETS [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live

3xCD - Time Life (26397-D) - USA, 2011

This release includes 10 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. JOHNNY B. GOODE [Live 02 Sep 1995 version]
  2. I SAW HER STANDING THERE [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  3. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  4. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  5. GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  6. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  7. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  8. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  9. THE PROMISED LAND [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  10. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR [Live 14 Mar 2005 version]
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 2: 1992-1994
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 2: 1992-1994

Digital album - Time Life (no catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital release, part of a ten-volume series. This volume includes 5 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  2. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  3. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  4. COME TOGETHER [Live 20 Jan 1994 version]

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Available Versions

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

BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
BORN ON THE BAYOU [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

Page last updated: 29 Jan 2018