'Long About Midnight Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roy (usa) Brown
album: Track 3 in album Cab Calloway - Greatest Hits (Planet Jazz)
release date: 1998
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length: 3:04

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Just take a look at Harlem after sundown,
Any time you choose,
It's hard to find the people feeling run-down;
There's no time for blues.

If you don't know just what to really do
Just take a walk along the avenue,
You'll hear the sounds come a-floatin' through
Along about midnight.

They close the windows and they dim the light
To hide their doings from a stranger's sight,
Everything is going right,
'Long about midnight.

Pianos tinkle, and the couples sway,
Taking the pleasures they find,
They don't care how they live by day,
Why not leave trouble behind?

They're not pretending like the hoy-falloy,
They really mean it; it's the real McCoy.
They turn an ounce of booze into a pound of joy,
'Long about midnight!


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Minnie the Moocher
  • 2 Harlem Camp Meeting
  • 3 'Long About Midnight
  • 4 The Lady With the Fan
  • 5 Stormy Weather
  • 6 Jitterbug
  • 7 Moonglow
  • 8 Kickin' the Gong Around
  • 9 Margie
  • 10 Zaz Zuh Zaz
  • 11 There's a Cabin in the Cotton
  • 12 The Scat Song
  • 13 Little Town Girl
  • 14 Father's Got His Glasses On
  • 15 Rooming House Boogie
  • 16 It Ain't Necessarily So (From Porgy & Bess)