In The Midnight Hour

Words & Music:

Wilson Pickett & Steve Cropper


Main verse riff:

D    B    A    G

E    A    E    A


I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour.

That's when my love comes tumblin' down.

I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour.

When there's no one else around.

          B                   A            B                   A

I'm gonna take you, girl, and hold you and do all the things I told you

                E    A [etc.]

In the midnight hour.  Yes I am, oh, yes, I am


D    B


I'm gonna wait 'til the stars come out

And see that twinkle in your eyes.

I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour.

That's when my love begins to shine.

You're the only girl I know that really loves me so.

In the midnight hour.  Oh, yeah, in the midnight hour.


D    B


INSTRUMENTAL OVER:  E   A    E   A    E   D    B  [2x]




CODA:  [ad lib over E to A progression]

Just you and I...  oh, baby, hah!

Just you and I... nobody around, baby, just you and I

All right... you know what?

I'm gonna hold you in my arms...

Just you and I, oh yeah

In the midnight hour

Oh, baby, in the midnight hour.


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