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Midnight Special
Circle D 206
 
    
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Midnight Special
 
ID: 5857
   Instrumental  

LabelCircle D
WEB SITE www.dosado.com
Label information
Grid list of Circle D recordings
Number206
TypeSinging Call
Copies2
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm 
Duration3:47
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Jim Davis (picture)     recordings by Jim Davis

Jim Davis

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*Well you wake up in the morning, boy
You hear the ding dong ring
And you look upon the table
You see the same old thing

4 ladies chain it right on over
You turn and chain 'em home again, promenade
Let the Midnight Special shine its light on me


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru and do a dosado
Swing thru and then, boys you run
You're gonna ferris wheel, why don't the centers pass thru
Swing the corner lady round
Left allemande and promenade
Let the Midnight Special shine its ever loving light on me


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*If you're ever down in Houston, you know you better walk right
Well you better not gamble, boy, and you better not fight

*Here comes Miss Lucy, she got a paper in her hand
You know she's gone to see the warden, she's gonna free her man


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Let the Midnight Special shine its ever loving light on me
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

The Midnight Special Lyrics ID: 754

Well, you wake up in the mornin'
You hear the big bell ring
And when you get down to the table
It's the same damn thing
Knife and fork is on the table, woo
Ain't nothin' in the pan
And if you says a word about it
You're in trouble with the man

Let the Midnight Special
Shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special
Shine a light on me

Well if you ever go to Houston, Texas
Oh you better walk right
Oh well you better not quarrel
And you better not fight
Sheriff Johnson will arrest you
Oh he'll take you on down
And you can bet your bottom dollar
You're penitentiary bound

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 light on me

Well, yonder come [little Rosie]/[Winnie Mandela]
How in the world do you know?
Well, I can tell her by her apron
Or the dress she wore
Umbrella on her shoulder, woo
Piece of paper in her hand
She gonna write to the gov'nor
To turn loose her man

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 light on me
Let the Midnight Special
Shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special
Shine a light on me

Lyrics by Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax.
Recorded by Leadbelly Biscuits; Creedence Clearwater Revival; many others.
 

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