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Fortunate Son chords

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This is the only chart with dropped tuning which is the secret to the song (especially the intro). Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

(The secret to the intro and chords is the guitar is tuned down a full step. After that it all works!
Check out John playing at the Royal Albert in 1970 on youtube and you can see when he plays chords.)

[Intro before guitar riff] – 2 bars

A

[Guitar Riff with A chord still playing]

d|-------5~~-|-------3~~-|------2~~-|-----0~~-|--------|
a|-----------|-----------|----------|---------|--------|
f|---4/6-----|---2/4-----|--0h2-----|-0h2-----|--------|  x2
d|-----------|-----------|----------|---------|--------|
G|-----------|-----------|----------|---------|-3b4-0--|
D|-----------|-----------|----------|---------|--------|

[Verse 1]

A                      G     
Some folks are born to wave the flag,
D                        A
Ooh, that red, white and blue,
A                        G
And when the band plays "hail to the chief",
D                             A     
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, lord!
A            E            D                    A    
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
A            E            D                    A  
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no


[Verse 2]

A                   G     
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
D                     A
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
A                   G
But when the taxman comes to the door,
D                                      A
Lord, the house lookin' like a rummage sale, yeah.
A            E            D                        A    
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
A            E            D                    A
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no.

[Bridge] over "A" chord

d|----------------------|
A|---/8--/7--7\3--3/5---|
F|---/9--/8--8\4--4/6---| 2x

[Verse 3]

A                 G          
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
D                              A              
Ooh, and they send you down to war, lord,
A                     G            
And when you ask them, "how much should we give?"
D                       A 
Ooh, the only answer is more! more! more! yeah!
A            E            D                   A
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son,
A            E            D                    A 
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, one.
A            E            D                   A
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no,
A            E            D                   A
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no, no.

(solo and fade)

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bsymons 10 Jun 27, 2017 09:48 AM

This is very good tab, all spot on. Nice to see the tab fits the song key. This is a simple song and these chords totally rock it. Well done.

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