&ot absonderpop: Some Folks Are Born Silver Spoon In Hand

Friday, May 04, 2007

Some Folks Are Born Silver Spoon In Hand

Written by John Fogerty in 1969, Fortunate Son was released as the b-side to Creedence Clearwater Revival's single Down On The Corner, with both sides of the single charting in the USA.

Since the Vietnam War little has changed about the social background of those who sent off to fight for their countries – be it because of economic reasons or because of conscription.

Contrary to an urban legend, the person referred to in the lyrics is not Al Gore Jr.

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band: Fortunate Son (live)
Circle Jerks: Fortunate Son
Death Cab For Cutie with Sean Nelson: Fortunate Son
Decry: Fortunate Son
Dropkick Murphys: Fortunate Son
Uncle Tupelo: Fortunate Son (live)
U2: Fortunate Son
Wyclef Jean: Fortunate Son
Tony Furtado: Fortunate Son
Johnny Halliday: Fils de personne
Minutemen: Fortunate Son

If you happen to have another version of this song, feel free to send it in and I'll include it in this list.

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