Who Sang Midnight Special? The Spencer Davis Group

The Spencer Davis Group Autumn ’66 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966-9
length: 2:17
Some other versions of "Midnight Special"

Lyrics
(trad. arr. Spencer Davis)
Get your ticket at the station, get your dinner on board
Well you know I have to leave you but I don't wanna go
Let the Midnight Special shine its light on me
The Midnight Special to Santa Fe

If you ever go to Houston, oh you better walk right
Well you better not stagger and you better not fight
'Cause the sheriff will arrest you and he'll carry you down
You can bet your bottom dollar, you're penitentiary bound

Wake up early in the morning, hear the ding dong ring
Go walkin' to the table, see the same d___ (thing)
Let the Midnight Special shine its light on me
The Midnight Special to Santa Fe

When you wake up in the morning, hear the rooster crow
Don't wanna work but I got to go
Don't wanna leave my baby, leave her all alone
'Cause when I get back, she may be gone

Get your ticket at the station, get your dinner on board
Well you know I have to leave you but I don't wanna go
Let the Midnight Special shine its light on me
The Midnight Special to Santa Fe

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Together ’Til the End of Time
  • 2 Take This Hurt Off Me
  • 3 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
  • 4 Midnight Special
  • 5 When a Man Loves a Woman
  • 6 When I Come Home
  • 7 Mean Woman Blues
  • 8 Dust My Blues
  • 9 On the Green Light
  • 10 Neighbour, Neighbour
  • 11 High Time Baby
  • 12 Somebody Help Me

  • Release information
    label: Fontana
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin