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Song title: Centerfield

by John Fogerty


Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field.
A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

Oh, put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the mudville nine, watchin’ it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the mighty casey struck out.
So say hey willie, tell ty cobb and joe dimaggio;
Don’t say "it ain’t so", you know the time is now.


Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!


Notes: These are the lyrics of the album take

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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 28/09/2004 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 29/09/2004 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 01/10/2004 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 02/10/2004 Gund arena, Cleveland,OH ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 03/10/2004 Cobo Arena, Detroit,MI ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 05/10/2004 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 08/10/2004 TD Waterhouse, Orlando,FL ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 13/10/2004 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour

Data from the database
First known live performance: 28/09/2004 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 13/10/2004 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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