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Born on the Bayou (HD)

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Published on Sep 15, 2011

♪ Whenever I hear this song I think of home. You see when I came home from the hospital, it was to my home on the bayou; the happiest place it the world. When I was younger and you wanted to find me, all you had to do was look on the bayou; from morning till night I was out having fun, during school breaks, on my boat. I knew those bayous like the back of my hand. The song is the first track on Creedence Clearwater Revival's second album, Bayou Country. It was released as the B-side of the single "Proud Mary" and reached #2 on the Billboard Charts. As the songwriter, John Fogerty, commented: "Born on the Bayou" was vaguely like "Porterville," about a mythical childhood and a heat-filled time, the Fourth of July. I put it in the swamp where, of course, I had never lived. It was late as I was writing. I was trying to be a pure writer, no guitar in hand, visualizing and looking at the bare walls of my apartment. Tiny apartments have wonderful bare walls, especially when you can't afford to put anything on them. "Chasing down a hoodoo." Hoodoo is a magical, mystical, spiritual, non-defined apparition, like a ghost or a shadow, not necessarily evil, but certainly other-worldly. I was getting some of that imagery from Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters." No copy infraction intended on my videos.

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