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CCR

Midnight Special

 

 

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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 09:40:08 -0800

From: Collins Crapo

Subject: .../c/creedence_clearwater_revival/midnight_special.crd

 

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Traditional; arranged by by John Fogerty

performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

tab transcribed by Collins Crapo

 

(initially, single, slow strums of each chord)

D G

Well, you wake up in the mornin'

D

You hear the work bell ring

A7

And they march you to the table

D

You see the same old thing

G

Ain't no food upon the table

D

And no fork up in the pan

A7

But you'd better not complain, boy

D

You'll get in trouble with the man

 

(now speed up tempo and strum continuously; all subsequent verses have

same pattern as chorus)

 

CHORUS:

G

Let the midnight special

D

Shine the light on me

A7

Let the midnight special

D

Shine the light on me

G

Let the midnight special

D

Shine the light on me

A7

Let the midnight special

D

Shine the ever-lovin' light on me

 

Verse 2:

Yonder come Miss Rosie

How in the world did you know

By the way she wears her apron

And the clothes she wore

Umbrella on her shoulder

Piece of paper in her hand

She come to see the gov'nor

She wanna free her man

 

(chorus)

 

Verse 3:

If you're ever in Houston

Ooh, you'd better do right

You'd better not gamble

And you'd better not fight

Or the sheriff will grab ya

And the boys'll bring you down

The next thing you know, boy

Ooh, you're prison-bound

 

(chorus twice; 2nd time, at last line, decelerate, with break at "light

on me," to final strum of D)

 

 

 

 

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