Uncle John's Band > Midnight Special


Andy sings as UJB perform this traditional US prison song. It was famously sung by Leadbelly, and was a firm favourite in Andy's repertoire.

The Midnight Special is a train. Interpretations of the lyrics include a legend that, should the light of said train shine on a convict, he would soon be freed. Alternatively, the convict might prefer to die under the wheels of the train than stay alive in prison.

Andy died on
29 January 2010.

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