Fortunate Son Uke tab by Creedence Clearwater Revival

6 Chords used in the song: G, F, C7, D7, Gdim, C

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Fortunate Son 


G G F F
Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
C7 C7 G G
ooh, they're red, white and blue.
G G F F
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief"
C7 C7 G G
they point the cannon right at you.

G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no senator's son.
G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.

G G F F
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
C7 C7 G G
Lord, don't they help themselves.
G G F F
But when the tax man comes to the door:
C7 C7 G G
"Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale."

G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no millionaire's son.
G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.

G G Gdim Gdim C C G G)

G G F F
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
C7 C7 G G
ooh, they send you down to war.
G G F F
And when you ask them: "How much should we give?"
C7 C7 G G
Oh, they only answer: "More, more, more"

G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no military's son.
G G D7 D7 C7 C7 G G
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.

 

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About this song

"Fortunate Son" was released as a single in late 1969. Songwriter John Fogerty intended the song as a protest against the Vietnam War. The song is critical of the fortunate sons of those in high places e.g. the political elite and/or the wealthy who are able to avoid the horrors of war for themselves or their relatives by benefiting from their privileged backgrounds. Fogerty says that the song was indirectly inspired by David Eisenhower, the grandson of President Dwight David Eisenhower who married Julie Nixon, the daughter of President Richard Nixon in 1968.