Who Sang It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Somewhere Over China cover art
Credits
release date: 1981
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:52
By: Jimmy Buffett, Steve Goodman
1981
For Barry Hanah
Catch the elevator from the penthouse suite
And take it down to the casino
The god-almighty sound of money movin' round
Can be heard all the way to Reno

Chorus:
Well it's midnight and I'm not famous yet
Tryin' to win it all with one more bet
Nothin' can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo yo yo
It's midnight, I'm just gettin' ready to roll

(Midnight)
Now Lester Polyester signs another marker
Like the high rollers do
Seven come eleven
His brand new baby needs Gucci shoes

Chorus:
Well it's midnight she's not famous yet
Tryin' to break the bank with one more bet
Nothin' can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo yo yo
It's midnight, Lester's gettin' ready to roll

Midnight (midnight)
Midnight

(instrumental)

(Midnight)
They're pagin' someone we know, Lester hits a keno
He's not leavin' yet
Vacuum cleaners hummin' lounge act still is strummin'
It's their twenty-fourth set
Well it's midnight they're not famous yet
Tryin' to win it all with one more bet
Nothin' can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo yo yo
It's midnight, got nowhere to go (Oh oh)

Midnight (midnight)
(Oh oh oh)
Midnight (midnight)

(Oh oh oh, Midnight)
(Oh oh oh, Midnight)
(Oh oh oh, Midnight)
(Oh oh oh)

- Notes:
Lead Guitar by Josh Leo






Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Where's the Party
  • 2 It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet
  • 3 I Heard I Was in Town
  • 4 Somewhere Over China
  • 5 When Salome Plays the Drum
  • 6 Lip Service
  • 7 If I Could Just Get It on Paper
  • 8 Steamer
  • 9 On a Slow Boat to China

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 076731116822
    script: Latin