John Fogerty - Fortunate Son Lyrics

Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooh, they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays, "Hail To The Chief"
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves? Yoh
But when the tax man comes to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yeah

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Yeah, some folks inherit star-spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer, "More, more, more" yoh

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, one

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate son, no, no, no

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  1. Rich Marsh

    No one can sing this song like John.... Sorry bruce

  2. G M

    698 neocons disliked this song.

  3. Kendog

    That was f###ing brilliant. Thanks for posting. Cracking rock song. Super lyrics.

  4. a. danish

    Is that max weinberg on the drum?

  5. Richard, a Watterson

    Man he sings with everybody he's the greatest ever

  6. caron alain

    et c est toujours d actualité

  7. Marko Terävä

    It's sad how relevant this song still is.

  8. Nomis

    he’s still got the voice

  9. Andrew Cummins

    Seems like they’ve both been quite fortunate

  10. J.H Astronomy

    Fuck ist das sowas von Geile wo sind die Deutschen Fans!!

  11. Bryan Malone

    Manager: ok so how many guitarists do you want tonight

    Bruce: yes

  12. Mike Burton

    Two of the legends of our time .

  13. Julien Grix

    Pauly Walnuts = 4 years in the Army
    Silvio = zero

  14. 5O5OIMMO

    Best rock n'roll song ever !

  15. R.T H

    John lit up the place , real rock star..

  16. Adam

    I'm just amazed...and more than a little sad, that people actually dislike this...

    John Cena

    Adam then don’t focus on that, if you like that’s good if you don’t like that’s also good.

  17. John Texas

    Lord, how I loved CCR in high school and college! Saw them in concert in college. Fogarty's voice, a hundred years from now, will still be unique and cherished--as will his songwriting ability.

  18. Robson Nascimento

    Lendas viva!!!!

  19. ali royfan


  20. ElSalvador Sinblablabla

    A giant introducing a MONSTER!!!!yeah!!!!

  21. spirit3405

    Ver a estos tremendos monstruos juntos sobre un escenario es una bendición!!!

       J'ADORE. ♥ ️ ️ DES PERFORMANCES EXCEPTIONNELLES !!! C'est comme une sainte communion, Bruce ne chante pas, témoigne-t-il. L'une des plus belles œuvres qui m'ait jamais frappé. LE RESPECT!
    Bruce était une puissance vocale plus jeune ... un peu plus modéré maintenant. Le meilleur des années 60, 70, 80 et début des années 90 les a séduits dans l'industrie de la musique. De très grands chanteurs comme Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, PETER CETERA, REO Speedwagon, The Eagles, Dire Straits, The Beatles, Sting, GENESIS, BRYAN ADAMS et Phil Collins gagnera le cœur et l'esprit des milléniaux lorsqu'ils essaieront d'écouter leurs chansons.

  23. TheGamersGalaxy

    Hysterical. Two multi-millionaires signing about not being a millionaires son...LOL...fucking leftists!


    I'm sure Capt Bonespurs doesn't like this tune either.


    @nevets68 Hmmmm, does the Kenyan?

  24. FrowningIke

    Goddamm CCR were just special! One of the greatest bands of all time.

  25. James saint

    They're play this at double speed..

  26. Get Ghost

    Be me..Viet Cong. Hear Fortunate Son coming from the south at increasing volume.

  27. Adonday12 Arj


  28. sean robbins

    WOW! I believe John Fogarty can play guitar quite well! DUH! Among other talents he has!

  29. Larry Smith

    What a moment! So cool to see and hear this!

  30. Kevin H.

    Two of the best ever.

  31. Paul Ross

    What an fffin great hook-up!

  32. Ramoo67

    2 draft dodgers that are pretty pathetic singing about non privileged people. This is your typical Liberal Mentality! LMAO!

  33. G Sav

    Two of the great singer/songwriters of the 20th century on stage together. Wish I had been there.

  34. Mike Silva

    Fucking rock and roll dude!

  35. John Smith

    Little Stephen sure must've felt important here

  36. Rob Hollander

    Two of the greats doing one of the most real songs ever written about where the U.S. is at.

  37. yamila Vodanovich

    Que padazos de músicos, DIOS SANTO....

  38. Rich Allen

    they really work well together, dont understand the dislikes

  39. 福中健一


  40. anvil747

    Trojúhelník pod spodním rtem jako Bruce mám, teď ještě vlasy nechat narůst, jako je má Fogerty, a budu pěknej chlap xD

  41. superbanks

    all i can think about now is quagmire.

  42. Ricardo Pires

    Just great...this song live with the Boss


    Two Legends.🎵☺

  44. Anton Ivanov

    Oh my... this is unbelievable!

  45. elvisprucelee

    Oh man, such power... I have goosebumps in places I didn't even know I had skin.

  46. Tango Bango

    Johnny must be feeling pretty good to be lauded by ‘The Boss.’

  47. Christian Petit

    The Best 😎👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  48. John Korsmo

    This guy sings like a 21-year-old. True rockstar, and the best rock vocalist ever.

  49. Brennan Hernandez


  50. clocker socker

    *haves ptds in black hawk*

  51. Frank Munich

    sehr gut

  52. Krishna Gajurel

    Oh!!! I want that energy

  53. Daniel Ukjent

    they sing with their whole soul, heart and body

  54. Ghost Reaper

    Springsteen looks like he has to take a shit lol

  55. Nino

    Nothing cooler than a group of musos who have earned their stripes and are masters of their field. Give me this over a bunch of 20 year olds any day of the week.

  56. Marko Kecman

    They look younger than they look...

  57. Ruiseart Alcorn


  58. Gilbarwaters

    It would have been super cool if Brian Johnson would have joined them too

  59. Zorichai

    I’m not really a big Springsteen fan but wow! Rock on and on and on 🤘🏽

  60. dux ducis

    This video is the definition of USA

  61. gomezllamosi

    John enseñando a rockandrollear a Bruce 😆

  62. DYKERITZ: Music Page

    Hank Williams? No

  63. Travis T

    Silvio is what makes this song work.

  64. Ulfnarr

    it ain't me either

  65. chuckHart70

    Aint no fortunate one...but their kids are

  66. Paul G McDuffee


  67. Jamie Byrne

    Oh that sound......

  68. Jimmy James

    Fuuuuuuck - proof their is a god! The Boss & Fog on the same stage!!!

  69. Darkest Hour

    Springsteen fragged it :-(

  70. enginestarter664

    Yeah, well, in this case the Boss should've let Fogerty do the singing.

  71. JayBlax

    655 Vietcong put a dislike

  72. Cesar Reyes

    This Great song is a tribute to those whom have worked their life starting from the ground up and have stood up all the time. Hats up for them all. Thanks to John Fogerty, thanks BOSS. I'm no fortunate son...!!!!!!!!!!

  73. John Barnes

    Two of the Best!!! Simply Amazing!!!

  74. Tarkan TurkCan

    Silvio Dante? Daafuck you doin there!??

  75. B T


  76. Steef Kuus

    Both great voices!!!!!what a combi💪💪💪

  77. Snoop Dogg

    Tony soprano consigliere 🤣

  78. T Miller

    The “Hank Williams of our generation”...really?...”Proud Mary”, and “Have you ever seen the rain”, are classics and John Fogerty has written some other good but not great songs, but he is no where near the greatness of Hank Williams.

  79. Trenton

    I can’t help but laugh at them but damn dude it’s a good show they did


    Trenton why laugh?

  80. Scott Kasaboski

    I ain't no Senators son ..I will have to fight and die....... Truer words have never been spoken

  81. Minacious

    Max killing it on drums as usual.

  82. Aarón de Jesus Rosas Durazo

    Killer sound 🤘🤘🤘

  83. NeverTalkToCops1

    Springsteen. Gack Gack Gacking. This is just stupid.

  84. RockNPunkBands


  85. Domagoj Mihaljević

    Ultimate N-word


  86. clerea araujo

    Jóia poderosos7😍😍😍

  87. Mr G.


  88. Fire Freeze

    i think bruce got an rock n roll overdose with this one

  89. Nancy Pelosi

    My family made so much money from the Vietnam war!

  90. Juliana Barbosa

    The Boss❤

  91. Scott jeffers

    Spent 2 years in Vietnam. The Korean and Philippine bands always played Fortunate Son. They ended with the Animals, We Got To Get Out Of This Place, which brought the house down.

  92. sav0505

    Raw... doesn't get any better than this . Love it. And yes its 2019.

  93. Graham Harvey

    I would love John Fogerty to cover Freddie Mercury songs!

  94. Diligent One-Six

    *Huey Gunships in attack Formation*

  95. Dale McCamish

    In my humble opinion, Great rendition.Probably my favourite!

  96. Joe

    Ah the Boss and the Fogg - superb.

  97. Jorge Rabuffetti

    Pure energy, light and fun. Thank you, John. Thank you, Bruce.