"Big Midnight Special" as written by and Cooper....
Big midnight special shine your light on me
Big midnight special shine your everlovin' light on me

Woke up this morning heard the whistle blow
The jailer said come boy it's time to go
Big midnight special

I've never had the blues so in my life before
Till my baby left me at the station door
Big midnight special

They put him in a Pullman guards around his door
Said you off to Atlanta to serve ten years more
Big midnight special

He looked all around him in the Pullman car
Saw the men wearin' clothe hats smoking big cigars
Big midnight special

Took him off in Atlanta at the end of the line
Said you start servin' time boy for your awful crime
Big midnight special

That whistle makes me lonesome of the midnight train
But he knows I'm waitin' till he brings him home again
Big midnight special
Shine your light on me


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"Big Midnight Special" as written by Wilma Lee Cooper

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