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Odetta Holmes (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to[who?] as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time included her song "Take This Hammer" on its list of the All-Time 100 Songs, stating that "Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music." more »


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1998
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Well, you wake up in the morning, hear the ding dong ring
Ya go marching to the table, ya see the same old things
All on one table, knife, a fork and a pan
And it ya say a thing about it, you're in trouble with the man

Oh, let the Midnight Special shine her light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever loving light on me

Oh, if you ever go to Houston, ya better walk right
Ya better not stagger, you'd better not fight
Sheriff he'll arrest you, he'll carry ya down
And if the jury finds ya guilty, you're penitentiary bound

Oh, let the Midnight Special shine her light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever loving light on me

"O yonder comes Miss Rosie!
"How in the world do ya know?
"Well, I knowed her by her apron and the dress she wore
Umbrella on her shoulder, a piece of paper in her hand
She goes a walking to the captain, said, "Turn loose my man

Oh, let the Midnight Special shine her light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever loving light on me

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Written by: JAMES FREDERICK RODGERS

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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