Well, you wake up in the mornin', you hear the work bell ring
And they march you to the table, but its the same old thing
Ain't no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan
but you better not complain boy … you get in trouble with the man

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine it's evr-lovin' light on me

If you're ever in Houston … well, you better do right
You better not gamble, boy ... ah, you better not fight
Or the sheriff will grab ya … and the boys will bring you down
The next thing you know boy .. whoa, you're prison bound
Chorus … WX-5 Solo (one time around in Em)

Yonder come Miss Rosie … how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron … and the clothes she wore
Umbrella on her shoulder … piece of paper in her hand
She come to see the warden … she want to free her man, oh

Chorus 2 times