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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From: rmoore@gate.net@gate.net (Rick Moore)

Midnight Special
by Heddie Leadbetter

[E]Yonder comes Miss [A]Rosie,
How in the world do you [E]know
I can tell her by her [B7]apron
& the dress that she [E]wore
Umbrella on her [A]shoulder
A piece of paper in her [E]hand
I heard her tell the [B7]captain
Turn loose my [E]man


Let the minight [A]special
Shine it's light [E]me
Oh let the midnight [B7]special
Shine it's everlasting light on [E]me

When you get up in the morning
When that big bell rings
You go marching to the table
You see the same old thing
Knife & fork are on the table
Ain't nothin in my pan
& you say a word about it
You get in trouble with the man


If you ever go to Houston
Boy you'd better walk right
And you better not gamble
And you better not fight
Cuz Benson Crocker will arrest you
& Jimmy Boone will take you down
& you bet your bottom dollar
That your Sugarland bound


Well, jumpin little Judy
She was a mighty fine gal
She brought jumpin
To the whole round world
Well, she brought it in the morning
Just awhile before day
Well, she brought me the news
That my wife was dead

That started me to grieven
Whoppin, hollerin & cryin
That started me to thinkin
Bout my great long time

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Marvin2Shoes 500 Dec 29, 2007 02:56 AM

Do you think the lyrics are important? - if so please try and get them right.... listen to the original. Too many people
post songs that are rubbish.

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VermMan 70 Apr 10, 2014 06:44 PM, edited at 06:45 pm

Just thought I'd note that the final and penultimate verses should be switched around - I've just listened through the track from the 'Definitive Lead Belly' album and picked that up. There are a couple of other little things that need changing, like 'tangerine' instead of 'Sugarland', and it seems that a half verse is missing in your lyrics.Otherwise, a good contribution! Enough for me to pick it up at least.

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Cachabolik 234 Jul 08, 2015 01:41 PM

Lack of accuracy. Clearly wrong. i think the chords are completely wrong. figure out the bass line and you'll see
yonder comes miss rosie,
...you know (keep on A, just change the bass line)
...can tell her (E) apron

like that...and never reach the B7

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