Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift

Escrita por Earl Lee y Jimmie Ainsworth

Interpretada por Buddy Holly (Decca DL-8707, 1958)

La primera sesión de Buddy Holly en Nashville el 26 de enero de 1956 dio como resultado cuatro temas del mejor Rockabilly. “Midnight Shift”, compuesta por Luke McDaniel bajo el seudónimo de Earl Lee, es uno de ellos y, por extraño que pueda parecer, Decca la mantuvo más de dos años en conserva, hasta su inclusión en el LP “That’ll Be The Day” en mayo de 1958.

Well if you see ol' Annie, better give her a lift

'Cause Annie's been workin' on the midnight shift

 

If Annie puts her hair up on her head

Paints them lips up bright, bright red

Wears that dress that fits real tight

Starts stayin' out late till the middle of the night

Says to her friend, give her a lift

Well Annie's been workin' on the midnight shift

 

If she acts a little funny, seems a little strange

Starts spending your money for brand new things

Tells you that she wants to use the car

Never explains what she wants it for

Brother, there just ain't no ifs

'Cause Annie's been workin' on the midnight shift

 

Well early in the morning when the sun comes up

You look at ol' Annie and she looks kinda rough

You tell her, "Honey get out of that bed"

She says, "Leave me alone, I'm just about dead"

Brother, there just ain't no ifs

'Cause Annie's been workin' on the midnight shift

 

If you got a good mama that's stayin' at home

You better enjoy, 'cause it won't last long

When you think everything's all right

She starts slippin' round in the middle of the night

Brother, there just ain't no ifs

'Cause Annie's been workin' on the midnight shift