Proud Mary Songtext
von Tina Turner

Proud Mary Songtext

You know, every now and then I think you wanna hear
somethin from us, nice and easy
Its just one thing you see
We never, ever do nothin nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
But we're gonna take the beginning of this song and do it easy
And then we're gonna do the finish rough
The way we do Proud Mary
And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the river
listen to the story
Left a good job in the city

Workin' for the man every night and day
I never lost one minute of sleep
Worryin' about the way things might have been
Big wheels Keep on turnin

Proud Mary keeps on burnin'
And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis


and I pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city until I hitched
a ride on the river boat Queen
Big wheels Keep on turnin

Proud Mary keeps on burnin'
And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river
And we're rollin'

Rollin, rollin on the river
Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day

I never lost one minute of sleep
Worryin' about the way things might have been
Big wheels Keep on turnin
Proud Mary keeps on burnin'

And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river
And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
and I pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city until I hitched

a ride on the river boat Queen
Big wheels Keep on turnin
Proud Mary keeps on burnin'
And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river

And we're rollin'
Rollin, rollin on the river
If you come down to the river

I betcha you're gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry
If you got no money
The people on the river are happy to give
I said a big wheel keeps on turnin'
Proud Mary keeps on burnin', rollin', rollin'
Rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river
Rollin', rollin' on a river...

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‘Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis, pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans,’ is a good example. I think Tina Turner sang '`tane' instead of 'pain,' as in a contracted form of 'octane'. But I knew what she meant.”

The author, Fogerty, finally laid the confusion to rest, saying, “Sometimes I write words to songs because they sound cool to sing. Sometimes the listener doesn’t understand what I’m singing because I’m dedicated to singing the vowel, having fun with the word sounds coming out of my mouth.

The second line of the second verse has generated considerable confusion, and can be considered a type of mondegreen. Listeners have variously interpreted it as “pumped a lot of pain” and “pumped a lot of ’pane”, referring to propane, which is commonly used as a fuel. The controversy was further fueled by Ike & Tina Turner’s cover, in which Tina sings “pumped a lot of ’tane,” referring to octane, the grading scale and chemical in gasoline.