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

Woke up this morning I heard the whistle blow
The jailor says come on boy cause it's time to go
Big midnight special

Never had the blues so in my life before
Until I left my good gal at that station door
Big midnight special

Put me in a pull man guards around his door
Said you off to Atlanta you gonna serve ten years more
Big midnight special

Looked all around me in that pull man car
The men was wearing Stetson hats smoking big cigars
Big midnight special

Took me off in Atlanta at the end of the line
Said you gonna start serving time boy for your awful crime
Big midnight special

The whistle makes me lonesome of the midnight train
And it's gonna be ten long years till I go home again
Big midnight special

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"Big Midnight Special" as written by Wilma Lee Cooper

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