Midnight in Montgomery, silver Eagle, lonely road
I was on my way to Mobile for a big new years 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 ífriend itís good to see you, itís nice to know you care
Then the wind picked up and he was gone
Was he ever really there?

íCause itís midnight in Montgomery
Just hear that whippoorwill
See the stars light up the purple sky
Feel that lonesome chill
When the wind is right, youíll hear his songs
Smell whiskey in the air
Midnight in Montgomery
Heís always singing there

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

íCause itís midnight in Montgomery
Just hear that whippoorwill
See the stars light up the purple sky
Feel that lonesome chill
When the wind is right, youíll hear his songs
Smell whiskey in the air
Midnight in Montgomery
Heís always singing there
Heís always singing there
Hankís always singing there

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