BORN ON THE BAYOU

Live 20 Jan 1988 version


Now when I was just a little boy
Standing to my Daddy knee
My poppa said, "Son don't let the man get you
Do what he done to me"
'Cause he'll get you, Lord
He'll get you right now, now

And I can remember the fourth of July
Yeah running through the backwood bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barking
Chasing down a hoodoo there
Chasing down a hoodoo there

Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou, dot it, dot it, dot it, dot it, do it

Let's all hit B here
A
Back at you
B A
One more time, B A
One more time
???

Watch out

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

Yeah I can remember the fourth of July
Running through the backwood bare
And I can still hear my old hound dog barking
Chasing down a hoodoo there

Born On The Bayou, yeah
Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou, do it, do it, do it

Born On The Bayou
Born On The Bayou, do it, do it, do it, do it
Born On The Bayou


Info

BORN ON THE BAYOU is a 1969 song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. See the original Creedence Clearwater Revival version for more details.

Live 20 Jan 1988 version

The above lyrics are for the live 20 Jan 1988 performance of BORN ON THE BAYOU at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, NY, during the third annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The song was performed by John Fogerty, backed by Bruce Springsteen and others. The part in bold correspond to lines on which Springsteen provided backing vocals.

The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, and The Supremes were the inducted performers into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988. Berry Gordy Jr was inducted in the Non-Performer category, and Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Les Paul were inducted in the Early Influence category.

Bruce Springsteen attended the event with then-wife Julianne Phillips and gave the induction speech for Bob Dylan. He also joined an all-star cast to play, sing, and clap along to a set of rock and roll classics – other artists present included Ben E. King, Johnny Moore, Joe Blunt, Clyde Brown, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Les Paul, Mary Wilson, Elton John, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Shaffer, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Little Richard, Peter Wolf, Syd McGuinness, and Anton Fig. This group is credited as "The Rock Hall Jam Band" on official releases.

Other Official Releases

Other versions of BORN ON THE BAYOU were officially released.

Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'
The live 12 Jan 1993 version of BORN ON THE BAYOU was first released on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' home video in 2009.

Live History

BORN ON THE BAYOU was performed off-tour on 20 Jan 1988 at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, NY, during the third annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The song was performed by John Fogerty, backed by Bruce Springsteen and others.

BORN ON THE BAYOU was performed off-tour on 12 Jan 1993 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, backed by Bruce Springsteen and others. The live 12 Jan 1993 version of BORN ON THE BAYOU was released on The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live album in 2011.

BORN ON THE BAYOU was performed off-tour on 20 Dec 1999 at McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ, during a guest appearance with Bobby Bandiera and his band. The exact date has not been confirmed but it seems like the party took place on 20 Dec 1999.

BORN ON THE BAYOU was performed off-tour on 27 May 2001 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.

BORN ON THE BAYOU was performed off-tour on 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ, during a private party for friends of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The couple performed a seven-song set with Timepiece, a local band of which Patti Scialfa's brother Michael is a member. Springsteen mainly played guitar and provided lead vocals on BORN ON THE BAYOU.

  1. 20 Jan 1988 at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY
  2. 12 Jan 1993 at Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
  3. 20 Dec 1999 at McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ
  4. 27 May 2001 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  5. 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ

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