Can you complete the lyrics to ''Down on the Corner'' by Creedence Clearwater Revival?

You’re already humming it aren’t you?


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It starts with that instantly recognizable bass line then the drums kick in with a bluesy guitar riff and by the time John Fogerty belts out “Early in the evening…” it’s hard not to sing along. “Down on the Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival is not only one of their most popular songs, it’s one of the most played classic rock songs of all time.

You’ve probably heard it dozens of times since its release in 1969. But have you ever listened closely to each word of the lyrics? Here is every line of “Down on the Corner” with one word taken out. Try to fill in the blanks!

Can you complete the lyrics to ''Down on the Corner'' by Creedence Clearwater Revival?

Your Result...

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hskene 26 months ago
15 / 15 , Blinky was the only tough one.
tintin 26 months ago
Crying shame I couldn’t Recall the words from what used to be my favourite group CCR. Hang my head
mpr4christ1980 26 months ago
14/15. I'm only 41 but I grew up listening to music from the 1950s through the 1990s. Which is why I know the lyrics to many of the older songs. Not bragging, just being honest with you.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 26 months ago
And here all this time I thought the lyrics were "Willie and the PUMP BOYS are playin'", you know, similar to PEP BOYS.
Maybe their day jobs were gas station attendants? 😂
frances3agape 26 months ago
13 of 15
In his teens, my younger brother taught himself guitar playing CCR
Thought I would ace this
Snickers 26 months ago
14/15 and could kick myself for missing one. Big CCR fan and love their music. Fortunate Son and Who'll Stop the Rain are two of my favorites.
Morgan21 26 months ago
You got 15 out of 15
Even if you missed a few, now you know all the right words to sing along. Time to put on some CCR!

Thank goodness I had parents with great taste in music! I wasn't born until 76
timothys71 26 months ago
14/15. The only one I missed was "Kalamazoo", probably because I typically think of that as a place and not a musical term. Pretty good given the fact that I was born in 1971, and that frankly, some of the words in CCR's recording of the song are hard to understand. Incidentally, while I love 1960's-70's rock and roll, and I enjoy "Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics" as an occasional special edition of the show, I hope that MeTV is not dropping the "Best of the Ed Sullivan Show" format that they had been showing on Sunday nights for the last year or so.
Snickers timothys71 26 months ago
Born and raised in the 60's and 70's when music was music. CCR, Iron Butterfly and Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath when Ozzie was there. Could it get any better?
mpr4christ1980 timothys71 26 months ago
As a musical instrument, what's a Kalamazoo?
Randall mpr4christ1980 25 months ago
In reply to both you, Timothy's71, and any others who may be interested, l grew up during the CCR period and as a musician was fairly familiar with Gibson Kalamazoo budget brand guitars, basses, etc. from about the mid 60's on, which John Fogerty was referring to in those lyrics, FYI...go to Wiki and you will learn the history of the classic brand and how popular it was at the time for those of us who could not afford a Les Paul, etc..
Greathera 26 months ago
11/15 I guess I didn’t know it as well as I thought!
hermanstein2015 26 months ago
9/15 I absolutely love this song and this band! Funny though I never noticed the names in the song!
JERRY6 26 months ago
12 of 15 , not ba never was a big fan of CCR
Pacificsun 26 months ago
I had no idea why this particular quiz was thrown to us out of the blue. Other than a staff writer's particular interest in the band itself.

But there it was on Ed Sullivan last night, just like AllisonWunderLand pointed out.

Why don't you build into the articles, a reminder, to the watch the particular episode the story is referring to.

And yes, I know you want us to stay tuned to MeTV all the time. LOL!
hermanstein2015 Pacificsun 26 months ago
They were shown on Ed Sullivans show Sunday night that was on MeTV that's why :)
Sigh... that's why MeTV needs to be on DIRECTV! That's what I'm stuck with at home. Getting Sling on my phone on June 3 and would love to watch it on there.
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