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Fortunate Son

Lyrics

Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooo, their red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord
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Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooo, their red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
great lyrics
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
a gravelly male vocalist

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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rp_74_miner
September 1969, ... Draft Dodgers, ... deferments, ... not this guy, nor my brothers, ...
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Awesome song!!!
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This is a SCARY comment.
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our Republican brothers should be forced to listen to this song until they realize what it means to go to war. the dead and maimed soldiers. but not their kids. somebody else's. the poor, the unrepresente d , the dark skinned.
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I ain't no fortunate son☆ smokin' Jay¿¿¿¿¿
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:/ :/ :/ :/ ;/ ;/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/
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:/
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siquebella
Don't read this because it actually works. You'll be kissed this Friday by the love of your life. Tommorow will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't post this you'll be injured, but not die, in two days. Now you understand you are reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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I remember 1969 as if were yesterday... A neighbor's son was killed in 'Nam' & we all could see & feel the shadow of grief overtake his Dad... A shadow that never seemed to lift off him - even all those years later... It seems everyone knows this man, but some never did, though they should have.... Otherwise April 17, 2003 would never have happened... especially after listening to this song again, these many years later...
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The kind of tune that just couldn't be made today without claims from butthurt folks screaming that 'politics shouldn't be in music!!!.
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✨❤️✨ ok, I give it sparkes, instead of lightning bolts ⚡️❤️⚡️
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I think sometimes we'd all be better just not knowing every single thing
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Well, I picked up good vibes while listening to it - now, that I pay more attention to it, it's starting to sound like a fucken whiny basterd who rebels from the inside, like a mole, a trader, someone that causes pain then let's a out an evil grin of satisfaction . . . I think I would've been better off not listening to the lyrics with greAf detail ... Damn
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One of the most generic Vietnam war songs
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@seancmiller 8 It's about rich kids who were able to dodge the draft in the Vietnam War.
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seancmiller8
Does anyone actually know what the song is about? Probably shouldn't be on the Fourth of July station.
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Red white and blue - Fourth of July
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It is me!..... But he ain't no fortunate one.....LOL
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One of the most classic examples of Americana - the time, the place, the music, the fear, the optimism, the Moment---whi c h still reverberates throughout our lives every day and every second--in a 2 1/2 minute ditty by a band pretending to be from the bayou :-)
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As unpaitrioiti c Clearance was, Vietnam was such a political war. Also the 60s is why we are in a cluster-**** now so......yeah . This song is used in every Vietnam film and game.
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Was raised on CCR!!! Good stuff!!!
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1 go on ur phone
2 go to where u can change ur password
3 say ur crushes' name 10 times
4 close ur eyes
5 now put random password without knowing what it is.
6 close ur phone.
7 now try to remember what password u randomly chose.
8 realize uve been trolled and try to jailbreak ur phone
9 realize u can't, and become depressed and never do these stupid challenges!

LOLOLOLOLOL!
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Has to be one of the greatest songs of the 60's
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Fortunate Son sums what you felt stressing out whether or not you would be drafted and if you got drafted would you wind up on the meat grinder in Vietnam. Ya it was like that.
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Tempo 134; 3 1/4 stars; tu on 125
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I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my hand
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That last comment reads to me like : I was 470 in 1999 with my a-m for more than a g-s245 in a repitition segment of three quarters ? WTF ?
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They grafted my AZZZ! number 45, 1970. Thank God no tour for me.
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Love CCR !!!
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I aint no fortunate one !!!!!! love it
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me neither
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Nam
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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME SONG
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It ain't me I am no son
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24shotgun
Ahh the Vietnam War era..... a sad sad time in the US's history, such bad decisions were made.
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I personally earned my red white and blue sprinkled with some stardust ✨
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salute
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OOOOH they point the cannon at you!
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IT AIN'T ME!
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It ain't me I ain't no millionaire' s son!!!
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Love all ccr
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Prophetic even today
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✨oh yeah \^^| rock on ⚡️
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Take me back in the day
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jenny.schoon b e e
Correct, MoAnt. Very energetic and fast.
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Greaseman 101.
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This is one of the songs that capture the emotion and energy of that period in history.
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Say Arriana 5 times then post on 2 different songs. Check your voice
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Just a great all-american rocker by one of the best bands of the time. Really captures the times. Makes me think of muscle cars and rock and roll.
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acorndorr1
After all these years this song still speaks the truth.
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