Uploaded on Dec 15, 2011
Here we have AJ Davita performing "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner Version) for her graduating recital held on campus at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM). Check out other performances from our recent recitals on our channel,
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The song "Proud Mary" was written by John Fogerty of American roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song is about an old steamboat on the Mississippi River -- typically "down home" lyrics like so many songs by CCR. Over the years the song has been covered by various artists. The version of Ike & Tina Turner is something special, because it contains a spoken word intro by Tina Turner as a slow opening -- only to become a typically wild and energetic Ike & Tina Turner tune. Also much has been said about the lyrics of the song. The original line "... pumped a lot of pain in New Orleans" by Fogerty was interpreted by Tina Turner as "... pumped a lot of 'tane ..." -- referring to "octane". A famous example for a type of "mondegreen" in song lyrics ...
Proud Mary Lyrics
You know, every now and then I think you might like to hear
something from us, nice, easy
There's just one thing
You see we never, ever do nothing nice, easy
We always do it nice and rough
But we're gonna take the beginning of this song, and do it easy
But then we're gonna do the finish, rough
It's the way we do Proud Mary
Listen to the story
Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day
I never lost one minute of sleep
Worryin' about the way things might have been
Big wheels Keep on turnin
Proud Mary keeps on burnin'
And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,
and I pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city until I hitched
a ride on the river boat Queen
Repeat verse 1 and 2 faster and add verse 3
If you come down to the river
I betcha you're gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry
If you got no money
The people on the river are happy to give
I said a big wheel keeps on turnin'
Proud Mary keeps on burnin', rollin', rollin'
Rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
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