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  • Midnight Special

    Mike Cox posted on April 10, 2012 21:24

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    Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)

    [F] Yonder comes Miss [Bb] Rosie, how in the world do you [F] know

    [F] I can tell her by her [C7] apron, and the dress she [F] wore

    Umbrella on her [Bb] shoulder, a piece of paper in her [F] hand

    [F] I heard her tell the [C7] captain, turn loose my [F] man

     

    CHORUS:

    Let the midnight [Bb] special, shine its light on [F] me

    [F] Let the midnight [C7] special, shine its everlovin’ light on [F] me

     

    When you get up in the [Bb] mornin’, when that big bell [F] rings

    [F] You go marchin’ to the [C7] table, you see the same old [F] thing

    Knife and fork are on the [Bb] table, ain't nothin’ in my [F] pan

    [F] And you say a word a-[C7]bout it, you get in trouble with the [F] man

     

    CHORUS:

    Let the midnight [Bb] special, shine its light on [F] me

    [F] Let the midnight [C7] special, shine its everlovin’ light on [F] me

     

    If you ever go to [Bb] Houston, boy you'd better walk [F] right

    [F] And you better not [C7] gamble, and you better not [F] fight

    Cuz Benson Crocker will ar-[Bb]rest you, and Jimmy Boone will take you [F] down

    [F] And you can bet your bottom [C7] dollar, that you’re Sugarland [F] bound

     

    CHORUS:

    Let the midnight [Bb] special, shine its light on [F] me

    [F] Let the midnight [C7] special, shine its everlovin’ light on [F] me

     

    Well, jumpin’ little [Bb] Judy, she was a mighty fine [F] gal

    [F] She brought [C7] jumpin’, to this whole round [F] world

    Well, she brought it in the [Bb] mornin’, just awhile ‘fore [F] day

    [F] Well, she brought me the [C7] news, that my wife was [F] dead

     

    That started me to [Bb] grievin’, whoopin’, hollerin’ and [F] cryin’

    [F] Then I began to [C7] worry, ‘bout my great long [F] time

     

    CHORUS:

    Let the midnight [Bb] special, shine its light on [F] me

    [F] Let the midnight [C7] special, shine its everlovin’ light on [F] me [F]

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Comments

Sue Rogers
# Sue Rogers
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:52 PM
Hi Mike,

Just before I print out the song...do we end the song by singing the chorus like Leadbelly does?

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