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One of the biggest bands, in Sweden!


One of the most popular American bands in Sweden, where I’m from, is Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Whenever I played in a pub, the crowd would by tradition know almost the band’s entire catalogue, which always fascinated me.

Hits like Have You Ever Seen The Rain?, Bad Moon Rising, Looking Out My Backdoor, Up Around The Bend, and Down On The Corner would always work when I was there in the 90s, and for a couple of decades before, I’ve been assured.

Not sure how this plays out in other countries but when I first got started, CCR was a safe bet on the set list, so weirdly enough, I grew up with this band.

Even playing tourist resorts in Greece, French Alps, etc, Creedence seemed to work, at least their most popular tunes.

I think it’s down to the chirpy happy sound which just excites people when there’s a party happening.



Bad Moon Rising is perhaps the best example as it sounds so happy, but with really dark lyrics. This gives their songs contrast.

Since moving to England, I’ve stopped playing pubs (instead I frequent them). Here I’ve never heard anyone play Creedence tunes. Apart from Proud Mary (Tina Turner version) which is the encore of about 50% of all soul bands!

Speaking of cover versions, Creedence does a great version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine, it is definitely worth checking out.

Anyway, my favourite is Midnight Special, probably down to the fantastic tremolo. Looking beyond the obvious hits, Green River and Born On The Bayou are pretty cool, although playing them in a gig might be pushing it.



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Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising chords

You can learn how to play Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival using chords, chord analysis, lyrics, TAB, and the original recording.

D A G | D6 riff | D A G | D6 riff |
I see the bad moon a-risin’, I see trouble on the way…


Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Have You Ever Seen The Rain chords

You can learn how to play Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival using, chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C | C | C | C |
Someone told me long ago, there’s a calm before the storm…



I Heard It Through The Grapevine

I Heard It Through The Grapevine chords

Learn how to play I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye using chords, lyrics, TAB, backing track, and video guitar lessons.

Ebm | Ebm | Bb Ab | Ab6 Ab |
I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew, ’bout your plans to make me blue…


Proud Mary

Proud Mary chords

You can learn how to play Proud Mary by Tina Turner using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

D | D | D | D |
Left a good job (down) in the city, working for my man every night and day…



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