In the Middle of the Night



publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mark William Bedford, Christopher John Foreman, Cathal Joseph Smyth, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Michael Barson, Lee Jay Thompson, Graham Mcpherson
album: Track 8 in album One Step Beyond…
release date: 1979
popularity : 18 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Ska
length: 3:02
producer: Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
vocal: Lee “Kix” Thompson and Suggs
bass: Mark Bedford
background vocals: Chas Smash
guitar: Chris Foreman
drums & percussion: Daniel Woodgate
keyboard: Mike Barson
tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Lee “Kix” Thompson
composer: Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
lyricist: Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman

Album Information

label: Stiff Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Madness One Step Beyond… cover art


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Nice man george, newsagent on the corner
Jaunty old george, a happy sixty-three
He whistles timeless tunes as he saunters down the street

He steals through your garden
And doesn't say pardon
With an arm full of underwear
Dreams about the knicker scare
Hello there george, newsagent on the corner
Chatty old george as you get your morning paper
Bids you 'good day', as you wander out the door

And there's washing on your line
Before the dreaded sign
And you're snuggled up in bed
Filling underwear with dread
Nice man george, newsagent on the corner
I had to go further down the road to get me current bun
No, it couldn't be, but yes, it is

Of that you can be sure
They've knocked on his door
Gone to stay with some mates
And saw his own face


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Step Beyond
  • 2 My Girl
  • 3 Night Boat to Cairo
  • 4 Believe Me
  • 5 Land of Hope & Glory
  • 6 The Prince
  • 7 Tarzan’s Nuts
  • 8 In the Middle of the Night
  • 9 Bed and Breakfast Man
  • 10 Razor Blade Alley
  • 11 Swan Lake
  • 12 Rockin’ in A♭
  • 13 Mummy’s Boy
  • 14 Madness
  • 15 Chipmunks Are Go!