Proud Mary by Creedance Clearwater Revival

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Renditions with subtitles on Youtube videos.

Proud Mary CCR in D

Proud Mary CCR in D for C tuning

Other Youtube videos, also in D, no subtitles yet.

Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Tina & Ike Turner - Proud Mary

Tina Turner - Rolling on the river (1966)


Albums



Proud Mary Uplay2 notes

The lyrics with Uplay2 chord prompts follow.  Click on the video renditions with subtitle prompts in the left column to play along with Creedance Clearwater Revival. 

In general each chord number stands for 8 full beats played as 2 measures of 4 beats each, and there is a space before and after a chord number.  We change chord at the time in the lyrics that a chord number is shown.  The subtitles come up a little in advance of this to give us time to read them.

For the chord number 10, we use *  and for 11 we use # so as to take up a single character.  

In the first rendition Creedance Clearwater are playing in D and the chord numbers are relative to the tonic note (0) of the key the song is performed in Proud Mary CCR in D.  

The second rendition Proud Mary CCR in D for C tuning is great for a guitar tuned to C such as CGCGCE or a piano. 

For a keyboard I would use the numbers relative to D and transpose the pitch of the keyboard (assuming it has this feature) up 2 semitones to D from C.  On a guitar a similar effect is achieved with a capo on the second fret, counting from the capo as 0.  

Remember 9 relative to D is played as a minor chord (in a C tuning that would be # on fret 11 relative to C).   In CGCGCE tuning we just don't play the top string to play along with minor chords.  (Or for a fuller minor sound we use our pinky finger to fret the top two strings 3 frets up from the barre, but I don't think that is necessary to enjoy playing this song).  

In the guitar breaks there is a bridge with a chord number shown for each beat. These are 4 to a measure with each number taking just one beat.  This is indicated by running the chord numbers together without a space between the beats.  Listen to the song to get the strumming pattern and you will soon play along, it is really fun to play.  

 

Here are the prompts in the lyrics with chord numbers relative to the tonic note (0) of the key the song is performed in (which is D so in a C-tuned instrument, use a capo on the second fret and count from there).  

0 0

0 Left a good job in the City
0 working for the man every night and day
0 And I never lost one minute of sleeping
0 worrying about the way things might have been

7 Big wheel keep on turning
9 Proud Mary keep on burning
0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river

0 Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
0 worked a lot of pain down in New Orleans
0 But I never saw the good side of a City
0 'Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat Queen

7 Big wheel keep on turning
9 Proud Mary keep on burning
0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river 

**77 **77 **75 3335 

0  0  0  0  0  7  9

0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river
**77 **77 **75 3335

0  0 If you come down to the river
0 Bet you going to find some people who live
0 You don't have to worry if you have no money
0 People on the river are happy to give

7 Big wheel keep on turning
9 Proud Mary keep on burning
0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river
0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river
0 Rolling, rolling
0 Rolling on a river

0   

 

We use Overstream to display the subtitles and below are the Overstream SRT files copied and pasted.

SRT file for Proud Mary by CCR in D 

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(Uplay2 prompts from www.uplay2.org/proudmary)

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0 0

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0 Left a good job in the City


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0 working for the man every night and day

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 0 And I never lost one minute of sleeping

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0 worrying about the way things might have been

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7 Big wheel keep on turning

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9 Proud Mary keep on burning

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0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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0 Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis

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0 worked a lot of pain down in New Orleans

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0 But I never saw the good side of a City

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0 'Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat Queen

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7 Big wheel keep on turning

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9 Proud Mary keep on burning

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00:01:06,000 --> 00:01:09,500
0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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**77 **77 **75 3335

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0  0  0  0  0  7  9

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0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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**77 **77 **75 3335

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0  0 If you come down to the river

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0 Bet you going to find some people who live

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0 You don't have to worry if you have no money

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0 People on the river are happy to give

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7 Big wheel keep on turning

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9 Proud Mary keep on burning

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00:02:28,000 --> 00:02:32,000
0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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0 Rolling, rolling

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0 Rolling on a river

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0   (Uplay2 prompts from www.uplay2.org/proudmary)

 

SRT file for Proud Mary CCR in D for C tuning 

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(Uplay2 prompts from www.uplay2.org/proudmary)

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2 2

3
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2 Left a good job in the City


4
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2 working for the man every night and day

5
00:00:20,000 --> 00:00:24,000
 2 And I never lost one minute of sleeping

6
00:00:24,000 --> 00:00:28,000
2 worrying about the way things might have been

7
00:00:28,000 --> 00:00:32,000
9 Big wheel keep on turning

8
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# Proud Mary keep on burning

9
00:00:35,000 --> 00:00:39,000
2 Rolling, rolling

10
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2 Rolling on a river

11
00:00:43,000 --> 00:00:47,000
2 Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis

12
00:00:47,000 --> 00:00:51,000
2 worked a lot of pain down in New Orleans

13
00:00:51,000 --> 00:00:54,000
2 But I never saw the good side of a City

14
00:00:54,000 --> 00:00:58,000
2 'Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat Queen

15
00:00:58,000 --> 00:01:02,000
9 Big wheel keep on turning

16
00:01:02,000 --> 00:01:06,000
# Proud Mary keep on burnin

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00:01:06,000 --> 00:01:09,500
2 Rolling, rolling

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2 Rolling on a river

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0099 0099 0097 5557

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2   2  2  2  2  9 #

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2 Rolling, rolling

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2 Rolling on a river

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0099 0099 0097 5557

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2  2 If you come down to the river

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2 Bet you going to find some people who live

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2 You don't have to worry if you have no money

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2 People on the river are happy to give

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9 Big wheel keep on turning

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# Proud Mary keep on burning

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2 Rolling, rolling

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2 Rolling on a river

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2 Rolling, rolling

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2 Rolling on a river

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2 Rolling, rolling

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2 Rolling on a river

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2   (Uplay2 prompts from www.uplay2.org/proudmary)