The Midnight Special Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Rivers
album: Track 7 in album Willy and the Poor Boys
release date: 1969-11-2
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 3:09
composer: [traditional]

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Well you wake up in the morning you hear the work bell ring
And they march you to the table to see the same old thing.
Ain't no food upon the table and no pork up in the pan.
But you better not complain boy you get in trouble with the man.

[Chorus]
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine a ever loving light on me.

Yonder come miss Rosie, how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron, and the clothes she wore.
Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand;
She come to see the gov´nor, she wants to free her man.

[Chorus]

If you´re ever in Houston, well, you better do the right;
You better not gamble, there, you better not fight, at all
Or the sheriff will grab ya and the boys will bring you down.
The next thing you know, boy, Oh! You´re prison bound.

[Chorus: x2]

Track Listing

  • 1 Down on the Corner
  • 2 It Came out of the Sky
  • 3 Cotton Fields
  • 4 Poorboy Shuffle
  • 5 Feelin’ Blue
  • 6 Fortunate Son
  • 7 Don’t Look Now
  • 8 The Midnight Special
  • 9 Side o’ the Road
  • 10 Effigy