Midnight Train To Memphis

Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson

Well judge looked down gave me forty days

Instead of the fine that I could not pay

Said walk right you’ll soon be home

Cross the line you’ll be on your own



Forty days of shotguns and barbed wire fences

Forty nights to sit and listen

To the midnight train to Memphis


Whistle blows when the sun comes up

Hit the floor keep your big mouth shut

Eat your breakfast on the ground

Work like hell till the sun goes down




Ten for the jury, ten for the judge

Twenty more to forget my grudge

When I get to thirty-nine

That’s the longest day in a prisoner’s mind




Midnight train to Memphis

Midnight train to Memphis

Midnight train to Memphis