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The Midnight Special Lyrics

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Midnight Special" is a traditional folk song thought to have originated among prisoners in the American South. The song refers to the passenger train Midnight Special and its "ever-loving light" (sometimes "ever-living light"). The song is historically performed in the country-blues style from the viewpoint of the prisoner and has been covered by many artists.

Album: Best Of Leadbelly (1936). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. According to folk music historian Alan Lomax as documented in the book Folk Song USA, the Midnight Special was a real train: the Southern Pacific Golden Gate Limited. A traditional folk song, Leadbelly popularized it upon his release from Sugar Land prison in Texas, where he could hear the Midnight Special come through. The 1962 recording of "Midnight Special" by the Jamaican-American singer Harry Belafonte is notable for containing the very first official recording of Bob Dylan, who played harmonica. Belafonte told Mojo magazine July 2010 how it came about. He recalled: "It was supposed to be Sonny Terry, but he got grounded by a thunderstorm in Memphis and couldn't make the date.

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A1 Easy Rider
A2 Good Morning Blues
A3 Pick A Bale Of Cotton
A4 Sail On, Little Girl
A5 New York City
A6 Rock Island Line
Vocals – The Golden Gate Quartet
A7 Roberta
A8 Gray Goose
Vocals – The Golden Gate Quartet
B1 The Midnight Special
B2 Alberta
B3 You Can't Lose-a Me
B4 T.B. Blues
B5 Red Cross Store Blues
B6 Whoa Back Buck
B7 Don't You Love Your Daddy No More?
B8 I'm On My Last Go-round


  • Liner Notes – John Reynolds
  • Reissue Producer – Brad McCuen


Released in 1964. Recorded June 15 and June 17, 1940

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LPV-505 Leadbelly The Midnight Special ‎(LP, RE) RCA Victor LPV-505 US 1969
LPV-505 Leadbelly The Midnight Special ‎(LP, Ind) RCA Victor LPV-505 US 1964
LPV-505 Leadbelly The Midnight Special ‎(LP) RCA Victor LPV-505 New Zealand 1964
LPV 505 Leadbelly The Midnight Special ‎(LP, Mono, RP) RCA Victor LPV 505 Australia 1969
LPM-505 Leadbelly The Midnight Special ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPM-505 Germany Unknown

Leadbelly - The Midnight Special album
Country Blues, Folk
Performer: Leadbelly
Title: The Midnight Special
Category: Blues / World, & Country
Country: US
Released: 1964
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 688
Other Formats: RA MP2 VOX APE MP4 DMF AC3