Keep on Chooglin'
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin'
Chooglin'

Maybe you don't understand it
But if you're a natural man
You got to ball and have a good time
And that's what I call chooglin'

Here comes Mary lookin' for Harry
She gonna choogle tonight
Here comes Louie, works in the sewer, Lord
He gonna choogle tonight

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin'
Chooglin', Chooglin', Chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin'
Chooglin'

If you can choose it, who can refuse it
Y'all be chooglin' tonight
Go on, take your pick, right from the git go
You gotta choogle tonight

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin'
Chooglin', Chooglin', Chooglin'
Chooglin', Chooglin', oh, no, no, no, no

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah





Oh
Oh, no, no, no, no

Overall Meaning

The song "Keep On Chooglin'" by Creedence Clearwater Revival is a funky, blues-rock jam that simply encourages listeners to keep on moving and having a good time. The term "chooglin'" appears to be a made-up word, likely inspired by the sound of a train moving along tracks ("chug-a-chug-a-chug-a" sound).


The lyrics suggest that "chooglin'" is a natural state of being, particularly for "natural men" who enjoy "ball[ing]" and "having a good time." The song references several characters who are all "chooglin'" in their own way, from Mary who's "lookin' for Harry" to Louie who works in the sewer. The implication is that everyone is "chooglin'" in their own way, whether they realize it or not.


Overall, the song is a celebration of movement and rhythm, encouraging listeners to keep on dancing and grooving to the beat. It's a fun, energetic tune with a catchy chorus that's sure to get stuck in your head.


Line by Line Meaning

Keep on chooglin'
Remain determined and persistent in having fun and enjoying life.


Chooglin'
Having a good time, dancing, and partying.


Maybe you don't understand it
You may not comprehend the importance of chooglin'.


But if you're a natural man
If you are someone who lives in harmony with nature.


You got to ball and have a good time
You have to party and enjoy yourself.


And that's what I call chooglin'
This is what the singer identifies as chooglin'.


Here comes Mary lookin' for Harry
Mary is searching for Harry to enjoy chooglin' with him.


She gonna choogle tonight
She is going to have fun and party tonight.


Here comes Louie, works in the sewer, Lord
Louie is arriving, he works in the sewer.


He gonna choogle tonight
He is going to have a great time tonight.


If you can choose it, who can refuse it
If the opportunity to have a good time arises, take it.


Y'all be chooglin' tonight
Everyone should have a fun time and dance tonight.


Go on, take your pick, right from the git go
Choose your preference from the beginning.


You gotta choogle tonight
You must enjoy yourself, dance, and party tonight.


Chooglin', Chooglin', Chooglin'
Having a great time, dancing, and partying altogether.


Chooglin', Chooglin'
Having a great time of fun and partying.


Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm,


Oh
An interjection to express sudden realization or excitement.


Oh, no, no, no, no
An interjection to express concern.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@salmagonzalez1311

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin',
Chooglin'

Maybe you don't understand it
But if you're a natural man,
You got to ball and have a good time
And that's what I call chooglin'

Here comes Mary lookin' for Harry,
She gonna choogle tonight
Here comes Louie, works in the sewer,
He gonna choogle tonight

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin',
Chooglin'

Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Keep on chooglin'
Chooglin',
Chooglin'

If you can choose it, who can refuse it,
Y'all be chooglin' tonight
Go on, take your pick, right from the git go,
You gotta choogle tonight

Oh, we're Creedence!
Clearwater!
Revival!



All comments from YouTube:

@deedeloach7492

I remember my old man yelling "Turn that shit down". Nowadays I hear my grandkids telling me the same thing. 50 some odd years after my dad, I'm still smiling and loving this "shit".

@konradmischker9209

Mister Man my mother 50 says always I have to volume up this "shit". And i introduced this "shit" her. And I'm 25, Peace and Love to your Family from Poland

@deedeloach7492

@Konrad Mischker Right back at you Brother from the great state of Texas. Y'all keep rocking and be safe.

@gregorydodds2076

You and I, having "Experience" unbelievably well written/ sang/perform Rock & Roll. I just wish more younger guys/chick's can "tune in "

@aarongoldstein8472

@Gregory Dodds agree, I’m 20 years old none my friends like Ccr. So there not my friends anymore

@robertquirke6110

Keep playing that shit man, and turn it up.

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@skipdude37

My son is 17. When I played this loud in the car he says, "dad, what the hell are they talking about, this song is nonsense". At which point I responded, "son, you just got to keep on chooglin". He said, what is choogling? I told him he will find out on his own eventually and left it at that.

@josefloresjr1968

He’ll find out someday :)

@nicholasyoder

Classic!

@essevuesse85

Hi, I'm italian and a CCR maniac but still I don't find the memaning on web 🤣

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