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Song title: Proud Mary

(Fogerty) by Credence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy 619), 1969

Proud Mary

Left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
though I never lost one minute of sleeping
worrin’ ‘bout the way things might have been

Big wheels keep on turnin’
And Proud Mary keep on burnin’
rolling, rolling, rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of dishes in Memphis
pumped a lot of pain in New Orleans
but I never saw the good side of the city
‘til I asked a ride on the river boat Queen

Big wheels keep on turning
And Proud Mary keep on burnin’
rolling, rolling, rolling on the river

If you came down to the river
bet you gonna find some people who live
and dou don’t have to worry ‘cos you have no money
people on the river are happy to give

Big wheels keep on turning
And Proud Mary keep on burnin’
rolling, rolling, rolling on the river


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 28/08/1981 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 03/05/2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans,LA ,USA

Song 'history':


Two only performances during the River tour (28/08/1981 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA and 14/09/1981 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati,OH ,USA)
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area
Played during the '1987 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1987 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, in small NJ clubs.
Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Working on a Dream tour
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (24/07/2012 Bergenhus Festning, Bergen ,Norway)
Played once in the whole High Hopes tour (03/05/2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans,LA ,USA)

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