Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version

Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah
Let me remember things I love
Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite
Walkin' along the river road at night
Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight

I can hear the bullfrog callin' me
Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River

Up at Cody's camp I spent my days, oh
With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers
Old Cody, Junior took me over
Said, "You're gonna find the world is smould'rin'
And if you get lost come on home to Green River"

Come on home

Written by John Fogerty, from Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 album Green River.

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 GREEN RIVER on this website:

GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
GREEN RIVER [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]