American Songs

Down On The Corner (Fogerty)

Early on the evening Just about suppertime
Over by the courthouse They're startin' to unwind
Poor kids on the corner Tryin' to bring you up
Willie picks a tune out And he blows it on the hum

Down on the corner Out in the street
Willie and the Poor Boys are playin'
Bring a nickel Tap your feet

Gersta hits the white bow People just gotta smile
Lucas thumbs a gut-bass Yeah Solos for a while
Poor Boy brings the rhythym On his kalamazoo
And Willie goes into a dance Doubles on kazoo.

You don't need a penny just to hang around
But if you got a nickel Won't ya lay your money down
Over on the corner There's a happy noise
People come from all around To watch the magic boys