Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Welcome to my Fortunate Son chord chart by CCR. Absolutely love CCR, they have some really great guitar songs and many of them can be played at a beginner level. Let’s all give them a clap ::enter slow golf clap::

I really love performing this song. Such great energy to it. The chords are pretty easy minus the F chord which you can always use Fmaj7 for.

There is an augmented chord in the Bridge breakdown, but I have included the tab for the lead guitar part which you shouldn’t find too tricky if you’ve done a little bit of tab work.

So let’s get to it!


Strumming:

1 2 3 4+
D D DD

For a little extra spice for solo acoustic:
1 + 2+ 3+ 4+a
DD DD DD DDU

I would try an accent the one on a lot of the chords to add a very nice dynamic to the song especially if you use the flurry pattern above. Sounds so good. Don’t know how to play the flurry pattern? No problem, check out my Beginner & Intermediate Guitar Course.

Fortunate Son Chord Chart

By Creedence Clearwater Revival

Intro: Bass on G x10

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


Chorus:

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

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

Chorus:
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no millioinaire's son.
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.


Bridge: 
A  Aº  D  A
A  Aº  D  A

     1 2  3 4 e + a   1 2 3 e  4 
e |----------------------------------|
b |--6---—5-----5\1---1---1/3--------| Repeat
g |--7---—6-----6\2---2---2/4--------|

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

Chorus: 
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no military son.
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate one.
G            D C D
It ain't me, it ain't me, I'm no fortunate son.

 

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This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

 

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