Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green RiverRecollection classic rock rock Southern Rock 60s blues rock
Green River is a track that was written by John Fogerty and recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It is the title track of their #1 album Green River. The track was released as a single and reached #2 on the Billboard Charts. The B-side of the single, Commotion, reached #30 when released separately. The live version can be heard here Green River (Live 1970)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. These members played together since 1959, first as The Blue Velvets, then as The Golliwogs. Their musical style encompassed the roots rock, swamp rock, and blues rock genres. Show more ...
Let me remember things I don't know.
Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite,
Walkin' along the river road at night,
Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight.
I can hear the bull frog callin' me.
Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree.
Love to kick my feet way down the shallow water,
Shoe fly, dragon fly, 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
An' if you get lost come on home to Green River.