"Sweet Hitch-Hiker" was released
in July 1971 as the lead single from the band's seventh and
final studio album Mardi Gras (1972). It's a typical CCR
roots/swamp rock stomper. The song mentions the Greasy King, a
restaurant in El Cerrito, the Californian city where the band
members were raised. In Canada and Switzerland "Sweet
Hitch-Hiker" went to the top position, in the United States and
Germany it reached no.6.