Midnight In Montgomery Lyrics by Alan Jackson


Alan Jackson Lyrics

Midnight In Montgomery Lyrics
Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road
I was on my way to Mobile for a big New Year's Eve show
I stopped for just a minute to see a friend outside of town
Put my collar up, I found his name, and felt the wind die down

Then a drunk man in a cowboy hat took me by surprise
Wearing shiny boots, a Nudi suit and haunting haunted eyes
He said 'Friend it's good to see you, it's nice to know you care'
Then the wind picked up and he was gone
Was he ever really there


'Cause it's midnight in Montgomery
Just hear that whipporwill
See the stars light up the purple sky
Feel that lonesome chill
Cause when the wind is right, you'll hear his songs
Smell whiskey in the air
Midnight in Montgomery
He's always singing there

Well, I climbed back on that eagle, took one last look around
Through red tail lights a shadow moved slow across the ground
And off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by
I could hear that whistle moaning
I'm so lonesome I could cry

'Cause it's midnight in Montgomery
Just hear that whipporwill
See the stars light up the purple sky
Feel that lonesome chill
Cause when the wind is right, you'll hear his songs
Smell whiskey in the air
Midnight in Montgomery
He's always singing there
He's always singing there
Oh Hank's always singing there

Midnight In Montgomery Info:

• The song is about Hank Williams, who was from Montgomery, Alabama. The song describes a visit to his grave on new years day (Hank died on January 1, 1953) and mentions many of his hit songs.

• Alan Jackson & Don Sampson share writing credits on the song. Scott Hendricks & Keith Stegall produced the track.

• The single was released on April of 1992 and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.




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