Midnight Flyer

Album: On the Border (1974)
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  • Ooh, midnight flyer
    Engineer, won't you let your whistle moan?
    Ooh, midnight flyer
    I paid my dues and I feel like trav'lin' on

    A runaway team of horses ain't enough to make me stay
    So throw your rope on another man
    And pull him down your way
    Make him into someone who can take the place of me
    Make him every kind of fool you wanted me to be

    Ooh, midnight flyer
    Engineer, won't you let your whistle moan?
    Ooh, midnight flyer
    I paid my dues and I feel like trav'lin' on
    Maybe I'll go to Santa Fe, maybe San Antone
    Any town is where I'm bound any way to get me gone
    Don't think about me, never let me cross your mind
    'Cept when you hear that midnight lonesome whistle whine

    Ooh, midnight flyer
    Engineer, won't you let your whistle moan?
    Ooh, midnight flyer
    I paid my dues and I feel like trav'lin' on
    I paid my dues and I feel like trav'lin' on Writer/s: P. CRAFT
    Publisher: ROCKY TOP MUSIC, INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Randy.jones from Nash.tnI saw this song in concert in 73. It was awesome live..randy Meisner is a awesome singer..midnite flyer and take it.to limit.mthebest...banjo Bernie was a great player..74 eagles are the best eagles band ever..I saw em..nothing..compares.to meisner and Bernie and glenn..rj
  • David Harvey from AustraliaRandy Meisner does a very good job singing the lead vocals and playing bass, Bernie Leadon's banjo playing is phenomenal, Glenn Frey's slide guitar solos are out of sight and Don Henley's drumming is solid and reliable. The backing vocals by Bernie, Glenn and Don are also well-performed.

    An acoustic guitar is audible on the song, likely played by Glenn Frey on the basic track, and Don Felder didn't play on this. He only played electric guitar on "Already Gone" and slide guitar on "Good Day in Hell" as a session musician near the very end of the sessions and pretty much joined the band the next day, hence his late arrival credit.
  • Andyinoregon from Troutdale, OregonAlways loved how this song shifts from a gorgeous bluegrass vocal performance to a rock and roll instrumental steel-cage death match, with Glenn Frey's slide guitar chops on full display.
  • KathyLove anything Randy Meisner sings. Banjo and slide guitar are great in this song.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaStill my fav Eagles tune.
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