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Song title: Midnight special

(Fogerty) by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Midnight special

Well, you wake up in the mornin', you hear the work bell ring,
And they march you to the table to see the same old thing.
Ain't no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan.
But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the 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 everlovin' light on me.

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 wants to free 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 everlovin' light on me.

If you're ever in Houston, well, you better do the right;
You better not gamble, there, you better not fight, at all
Or the sheriff will grab ya and the boys will bring you down.
The next thing you know, boy, Oh! You're prison 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 everlovin' 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 everlovin' light on me.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 25/05/1993 Stadio Flaminio, Rome ,Italy during the Human Touch Tour
 - 20/09/1999 First Union Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 14/11/1999 Gund arena, Cleveland,OH ,USA during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.

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Unique known live performance: 25/05/1993 Stadio Flaminio, Rome ,Italy

Song 'history':


One only rendering for this song in the Human Touch tour (25/05/1993 Stadio Flaminio, Rome ,Italy)
In the Reunion tour, the song was only practiced (20/09/1999 First Union Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck. and 14/11/1999 Gund arena, Cleveland,OH ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
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