The Midnight Special (4:13)

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“Midnight Special” is a traditional folk song thought to have originated among prisoners in the American South. The title comes from the refrain which refers to the Midnight Special and its “ever-loving light” (sometimes “ever-living light”).

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me,
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me. (Traditional)

The song is historically performed in the country-blues style from the viewpoint of the prisoner. The song has been covered by many different artists.


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