September 16, 2014
Creedence feel ‘proud’ of Argentine chant
American legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival said they were “honored” that their song “Bad Moon Rising” was adapted by Argentine fans to mock host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.
“Argentine Creedence fans know that Bad Moon Rising scares their opponents off when they sing it in the cup, and that is a very good thing,” Creedence bass player Stuy Cook told reporters.
“It is a fabulous and a great honor that our song has become the soundtrack of the Argentine wins in Brazil. I thank the fans and wish you the best,” drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford stated.
Bad Moon Rising was composed by John Fogerty in April 1969 and it quickly became a hit.
San Lorenzo de Almagro was the first Argentine club to make an adaptation of the song during 2012 first semester, when the Boedo side was about to descend from Primera. Then Boca Juniors started singing the tune to mock River Plate as they played the Nacional B tournament for the first time.
Victory Front (FPV) followers also adapted the song to cheer President Cristina Kirchner’s “national project” before the song was popularized in Brazil by Argentine fans.
To be sung along Bad Moon Rising melody:
Brazil decime que se siente / tener en casa a tu papá / te juro que aunque pasen los años / nunca nos vamos a olvidar / que Diego te gambeteó / que Cani te vacunó / están llorando desde Italia hasta hoy / a Messi lo vas a ver / la Copa nos va a traer / Maradona es más grande que Pelé
Brazil tell me how it feels / to have your father at home / I swear to you that even though years go by / we will never forget / that Diego [Maradona] dribbled you / then Cani [Caniggia] scored against you / you're crying since Italy [1990 WC] / and you'll see Messi / he will bring us the Cup / Maradona is greater than Pelé