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My Version of this old Trad song. I'm just experimenting on this one. My first song using "Tracktion2". I will be using Tracktion 3 I think because I'm having performance problems with Logic Express on my MacBook. It worked good at first but now I can do very few tracks. :( I do like Tracktion though. A great Program.

Using pointless picks of course.
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Lyrics
Well, I wake up in the morning, hear the ding dong ring,
you go a marching to the table, you see the same old thing.
Baby all I wanna tell ya, A knife a fork in a pan
And if you say a thing about it, you're in trouble with the man.

Let the midnight special shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special shine it's ever lovin' light on me.
Yes let the midnight special shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special shine it's ever lovin' light on me.

If you ever go to Houston then you better walk alright,
Yuo better not gamble and you better not skype.
'Cause sheriff gonna get you, he'll carry you on down,
and if the jury finds you guilty you're penitentiary bound.

So the midnight special shine a light on me.........


--- Instrumental ---

A yonder comes Miss Rosey, how I wonder did you know,
Well I know about her apron, and the dress she wore,
Umbrella on her shoulder piece of paper in her hand,
She goes a walkin' to the captain says I'm losin' my man.

So the midnight special shine a light on me.........
Song Stats
Hits: 1798
Comments: 15
Fans: 13
Plays: 1103
Downloads: 72
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 04, 2010 - 11:08:24 PM
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2010 - 11:08:24 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:16:21 PM
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Comments
Brian D said 2488 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Great
You make this song your own. Great slow groove. Well performed and recorded. Love it
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alackbass said 2488 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Midnight Special
I 2nd everything Brian said. There's a very cool Lou Reed thing in your vocal. Downloaded and heading for the Ipod
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Jarvoid said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Mark Knopfler ?...where did he
come and record this with you....as soon as the song started it had me hooked ...you say this is a traditional song?I aint heard it before but am sure going to hear it again ,faved and downloaded oh yes .

Cheers
Chris
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
midnight special
nice voice quality, overall good production. good feel. cheers
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fasteddie said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Nice
one. Nicely played and sung.

I like the laid back style here.
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rok41 said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
100% agree
with Andrew on this, VERY Lou Reed. Super version of an all time classic!
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dave_b said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Midnight Special
I've always liked this song, and I think you did it justice. Nice slow groove, guitar fills at just the right places. I agree with others, I can hear echoes of both Lou Reed & Mark Knopfler in your vocs.
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Vic Holman said 2488 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
special
this is an excellent version. i really like how you approached & performed this. a very direct live quality.
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Feter said 2487 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Midnight Special
Man ..this is what all about ..I just like it ..very authentic very groovy ...kudos ..thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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magnatone said 2487 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Midnight Special
eat your heart out Lou Reed! nice take on this song - great job. i'm off to see your vid!
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FEEL said 2485 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
some fine country rock
Nice rendition to a popular song. Love this version, the mix, instrumentation and vox are spot on.
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FEEL said 2485 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
I didn't realize
I didn't realize this song was public domain.
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michaeljayklein said 2484 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
I think...
..I've heard this song when it was first recorded by the Golden Gate Quartet and many other versions since then---with that in mind, yours is as fine a version as any of the best I've heard. Great work on this Neal--thanks again!
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Ed Hannifin said 2472 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
You did this one proud...
I love the lock between the guitar and bass and the drums...

It's hard to do this one and not stray into Ledbelly or Fogerty territory, but you've done it, and you've done it with a distinctive vocal that's all your own. Although Karen's right--there's just a bit of Uncle Lou in this one. Good, though.


SISTERS said 2468 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
so fine
nifty! i like that bottom line running thru.
loaded with attitude - lazy, laidback, 'licious.
LIKED IT!
anne
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