Proud Mary Chord Chart
by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Welcome to my Proud Mary chord chart by CCR. Whether you want to keep it calm and collected like CCR or go crazy and rock it out like Ike and Tin it’s totally up to you. Either way, this is a super fun song to play and one that my students love.

So this song is a little more on the intermediate scale because of a couple of barre chords that show up - F and Bm. It also has a fairly syncopated intro section that repeats throughout the song. And if you are going to opt for the Ike & Tina version, well then this baby is gunna be fast.

Below is the CCR version of the song, Ike and Tina starts slow then repeats parts going faster.

So let’s go ahead and check out the strumming patterns that we can use.

CCR Strumming:
D D Bm

1 + 2 + 3 + 4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+
DU U DU  U DU U DU  U DU U DU  U  

Fast Ike & Tina Strumming:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
DU DU DU DU

Syncopated intro strumming:
|C       A            |C     A           |C      A  G   F |  F     F D    D   |        
1 + 2 + 3 +4 +  1 + 2 + 3 +4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
DU DU UDU DU DU UDU DUD U U U U U D D

Proud Mary Chord Chart

By Creedence Clearwater Revival

Intro Strum: 
|C       A            |C     A            |C      A   G   F |  F     F D    D   | D D

Verse:
D D D D
Left a good job in the city, workin for the man every night and day
D D D D
and I never lost one minute of sleepin', worryin' 'bout the way things might
                    A                                A         Bm Bm
have been.  Big wheel a-keep on turnin'  Proud    Mary keep on burnin',
     D D D D
Roll - in', rollin', rollin' on the river.    

Verse:
D D D D
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,  pumped a lot of pain down in New
D D D
Orleans,  But I never saw the good side of the city, till I hitched a ride
         D                          A                             A      Bm
on a river boat queen. Big wheel a-keep on turnin,  Proud  Mary keep on
   Bm      D D D D
burnin,  roll - in, rollin, rollin on the river.

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Intro Strum: 
|C       A            |C     A            |C      A   G   F |  F     F D    D   | D D

Verse Instrumental:
D D D D
D D D D
A A Bm Bm
 D D D D
roll - in,  rollin,  rollin on the river.

Intro Strum:
|C       A            |C     A            |C      A   G   F |  F     F D    D   | D D

Verse:
D D D D
If you come down to the river, bet you're gonna find some people who live,
D D D
you don't have to worry, cause you have no money, people on the river are
D                    A                             A         Bm Bm
happy to give.  Big wheel keep on turnin, Proud  Mary keep on burnin,
 D D D D
roll - in,  rollin,  rollin on the river.
 D D D D
roll - in,  rollin,  rollin on the river.
 D D D D
roll - in,  rollin,  rollin on the river.
 D D D D (hold)
roll - in,  rollin,  rollin on the river.

 

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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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