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* ShoutOut:
** "Midnight Special" was used in the Creedence Clearwater Revival version in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' (1983), during the prologue and epilogue.
** "Time To Get Ill" by Music/TheBeastieBoys from ''Music/LicensedToIll'' (1986) samples "Down on the Corner".
** "Fortunate Son" is used in ''Film/ForrestGump'' (1994), when Forrest is brought to Vietnam by helicopter.
** The WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars sing "Midnight Special" in the episode "Hard Rock".


-->--'''"Fortunate Son"'''

''Willy and the Poor Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released on November 2, 1969 through Fantasy Records. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

The album was listed at #309 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Fortunate Son" has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."

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-->--'''"Fortunate Son"'''

-->--"Fortunate Son"

''Willy and the Poor Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released on November 2, 1969 through Fantasy Records. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

The album was listed at #309 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums
Son", the latter of All Time]]. "Fortunate Son" which has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."



--> ''Down on the corner, out in the street''
--> ''Willy and the Poor Boys are playin' ''
--> ''Bring a nickel, tap your feet''

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--> ''Down -->''Down on the corner, out in the street''
--> ''Willy
street\\
Willy
and the Poor Boys are playin' ''
--> ''Bring
playin'\\
Bring
a nickel, tap your feet''



--> ''Oh, it came out of the sky, landed just a little south of Moline''
--> ''Jody fell out of his tractor, couldn't b'lieve what he seen''
--> ''Laid on the ground a shakin', fearin' for his life''
--> ''Then he ran all the way to town screamin' "It came out of the sky." ''

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--> ''Oh, -->''Oh, it came out of the sky, landed just a little south of Moline''
--> ''Jody
Moline\\
Jody
fell out of his tractor, couldn't b'lieve what he seen''
--> ''Laid
seen\\
Laid
on the ground a shakin', fearin' for his life''
--> ''Then
life\\
Then
he ran all the way to town screamin' "It came out of the sky." ''"''



--> ''Some folks inherit star spangled eyes''
--> ''Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord''
--> ''And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"''
--> ''Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all''

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--> ''Some -->''Some folks inherit star spangled eyes''
--> ''Ooh,
eyes\\
Ooh,
they send you down to war, Lord''
--> ''And
Lord\\
And
when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"''
--> ''Ooh,
give?"\\
Ooh,
they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all''



--> ''Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand''
--> ''Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all''
--> ''But when the taxman comes to the door''
--> ''Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah''

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--> ''Some -->''Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand''
--> ''Lord,
hand\\
Lord,
don't they help themselves, y'all''
--> ''But
y'all\\
But
when the taxman comes to the door''
--> ''Lord,
door\\
Lord,
the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah''



--> ''Spiro came and made a speech about raising the Mars tax''
--> ''The Vatican said, "Woe, the Lord has come"''
--> ''Hollywood rushed out an epic film''
--> ''And Ronnie the Popular said it was a communist plot''
--> ''Oh, the newspapers came and made Jody a national hero''
--> ''Walter and Eric said they'd put him on a network T.V. show''
--> ''The White House said, "Put the thing in the Blue Room"''
--> ''The Vatican said, "No, it belongs to Rome."''

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--> ''Spiro -->''Spiro came and made a speech about raising the Mars tax''
--> ''The
tax\\
The
Vatican said, "Woe, the Lord has come"''
--> ''Hollywood
come"\\
Hollywood
rushed out an epic film''
--> ''And
film''\\
And
Ronnie the Popular said it was a communist plot''
--> ''Oh,
plot\\
Oh,
the newspapers came and made Jody a national hero''
--> ''Walter
hero\\
Walter
and Eric said they'd put him on a network T.V. show''
--> ''The
show\\
The
White House said, "Put the thing in the Blue Room"''
--> ''The
Room"\\
The
Vatican said, "No, it belongs to Rome."''



--> ''Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me''
--> ''Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me''

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--> ''Let -->''Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me''
-->
me''\\
''Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me''

Added DiffLines:

* LongestSongGoesLast: "Effigy", the album closer, is 6 minutes and 26 seconds long.

Added DiffLines:

* ConceptAlbum: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. The title track might lead you to believe this to be some sort tale of a poor band, but nope, as soon as "Down On The Corner" is over, Willy and The Poor Boys are never mentioned again.


''Willy and the Poor Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

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''Willy and the Poor Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969.on November 2, 1969 through Fantasy Records. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".


[[caption-width-right:350:''"Down on the corner, out in the street/Willy and the Poor Boys are playin'. Bring a nickel, tap your feet."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Down on the corner, out in the street/Willy [[caption-width-right:350:''"Willy and the Poor Boys are playin'. Bring a nickel, tap your feet."'']]


[[caption-width-right:350:''It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''It [[caption-width-right:350:''"Down on the corner, out in the street/Willy and the Poor Boys are playin'. Bring a nickel, tap your feet."'']]

->''"Some folks are born, made to wave the flag.\\
Ooh, they're red, white and blue,\\
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"\\
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord\\
It
ain't me, it ain't me, me,\\
I ain't no millionaire's senator's son, no...'']]
son.\\
It ain't me, it ain't me,\\
I ain't no fortunate one, no."''
-->--'''"Fortunate Son"'''




[[AC: Side One]]

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\n[[AC: Side One]]\n[[AC:Side One]]



[[AC: Side Two]]

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[[AC: Side Two]]
[[AC:Side Two]]



----
!! Bonus Tracks (40th Anniversary Edition):

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!! Bonus
[[AC:Bonus Tracks (40th Anniversary Edition):
Edition]]



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!! Fortunate Tropes:

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!! Fortunate Tropes:
!!Let the Midnight Special shine a trope on me:


[[caption-width-right:350:''"Who will take the coal from the mines?/Who will take the salt from the earth?/Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?/Don't look now, it ain't you or me..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Who will take the coal from the mines?/Who will take the salt from the earth?/Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?/Don't look now, [[caption-width-right:350:''It ain't me, it ain't you or me..."'']]
me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no...'']]


* CoverVersion: "The Midnight Special" is a traditional. "Cotton Fields" is a cover of blues singer Music/{{Leadbelly}}, which would be CoveredUp by Music/TheBeachBoys, appearing on their album ''Music/TwentyTwenty'' from the same year.

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* CoverVersion: "The Midnight Special" is a traditional. traditional folk song. "Cotton Fields" is a cover of a song by blues singer Music/{{Leadbelly}}, which would be CoveredUp by Music/TheBeachBoys, appearing on their album ''Music/TwentyTwenty'' from the same year.


'''''Willy and the Poor Boys''''' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

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'''''Willy ''Willy and the Poor Boys''''' Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".



# "It Came Out Of The Sky (Live)" (3:26)
# "Down On The Corner (Jam)" (2:49)

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# "It Came Out Of The of the Sky (Live)" (3:26)
# "Down On The on the Corner (Jam)" (2:49)


''Willy and the Poor Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

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''Willy '''''Willy and the Poor Boys'' Boys''''' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".



# "Don't Look Now (It Ain't You Or Me)" (2:11)

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# "Don't Look Now (It Ain't You Or or Me)" (2:11)



* AlbumTitleDrop: "Down On The Corner"

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* AlbumTitleDrop: "Down On The on the Corner"



* AlienInvasion and CameFromTheSky: "It Came Out Of The Sky".

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* AlienInvasion and CameFromTheSky: "It Came Out Of The of the Sky".



** "Midnight Special" was used in the Creedence Clearwater Revival version in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' (1983), during the pro- and epilogue.
** "Time To Get Ill" by Music/TheBeastieBoys from ''Music/LicensedToIll'' (1986) samples "Down On The Corner".

to:

** "Midnight Special" was used in the Creedence Clearwater Revival version in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' (1983), during the pro- prologue and epilogue.
** "Time To Get Ill" by Music/TheBeastieBoys from ''Music/LicensedToIll'' (1986) samples "Down On The on the Corner".



* StandardSnippet: Together with "All Along The Watchtower" by [[Music/JimiHendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience]] from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'', "Paint It Black" by Music/TheRollingStones from the US version of ''Music/{{Aftermath}}'', "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" by Music/TheAnimals and "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield, "Fortunate Son" has become ''the'' soundtrack to any images of the Vietnam War.
* TakeThat: "Fortunate Son", aimed at hypocrites who remain safely away from the frontline while advocating war at the same time. "It Came Out Of The Sky", about an alien invasion, also pokes fun at the American government, Vice President Spiro Agnew, the Vatican, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan[[note]] who was then governor of UsefulNotes/{{California}}[[/note]] and journalists Walter Cronkite and Eric Sevareid.

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* StandardSnippet: Together with "All Along The the Watchtower" by [[Music/JimiHendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience]] from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'', "Paint It Black" "PaintItBlack" by Music/TheRollingStones from the US version of ''Music/{{Aftermath}}'', "We Gotta Get Out Of of This Place" by Music/TheAnimals and "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield, "Fortunate Son" has become ''the'' soundtrack to any images of the Vietnam War.
* TakeThat: "Fortunate Son", aimed at hypocrites who remain safely away from the frontline while advocating war at the same time. "It Came Out Of The of the Sky", about an alien invasion, also pokes fun at the American government, Vice President Spiro Agnew, the Vatican, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan[[note]] who was then governor of UsefulNotes/{{California}}[[/note]] and journalists Walter Cronkite and Eric Sevareid.





# "Down On The Corner" (2:46)
# "It Came Out Of The Sky" (2:53)

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# "Down On The on the Corner" (2:46)
# "It Came Out Of The of the Sky" (2:53)



# "Side O' The Road" (3:24)

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# "Side O' The o' the Road" (3:24)


'''''Willy and the Poor Boys''''' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

to:

'''''Willy ''Willy and the Poor Boys''''' Boys'' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".


The album was listed at #309 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Fortunate Son" has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."

to:

The album was listed at #309 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Fortunate Son" has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."


'''''Willy And The Poor Boys''''' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down On The Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

The album was listed at nr. #309 in Magazine/RollingStone's ''Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime''. "Fortunate Son" has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."

Not to be confused with Willie And The Poor Boys, a short-lived supergroup from TheEighties that came out with an [[SelfTitledAlbum album of the same name]]. Led by Bill Wyman and features Charlie Watts, Andy Fairweather-Low, Mickey Gee and Geraint Watkins, among others.

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'''''Willy And The and the Poor Boys''''' is the fourth studio album by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, released in 1969. It is best known for the hits "Down On The on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son".

The album was listed at nr. #309 in Magazine/RollingStone's ''Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime''.''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Fortunate Son" has been included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2013 for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important."

Not to be confused with Willie And The and the Poor Boys, a short-lived supergroup from TheEighties that came out with an [[SelfTitledAlbum album of the same name]]. Led by Bill Wyman and features Charlie Watts, Andy Fairweather-Low, Mickey Gee and Geraint Watkins, among others.

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