In the Midnight Hour chords by Wilson Pickett


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In the Midnight Hour | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| N.C | D | B | A | G |
| E A | E A |

Verse 1

| E A | E A | E A | E A |
I’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hour, that’s when my love comes tumbling down.
| E A | E A | E A | E A |
I’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hour, when there’s no one else around.
| B | A | B | A |
I’m gonna take you, girl, and hold you. And do all things I told you, in the midnight hour.
| E A | E A | E A | B | A |
Yes, I am, oh, yes I am. One more thing I just wanna say right here

Verse 2

| E A | E A | E A | E A |
I’m gonna wait ’til the stars come out, and see that twinkle in your eyes.
| E A | E A | E A | E A |
I’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hour, that’s when my love begins to shine.
| B | A | B | A |
You’re the only girl I know, that really love me so, in the midnight hour.
| E A | E A | E A | B | A |
Oh yeah, in the midnight hour. Yeah, alright, play it for me one time now.

Instrumental

||: E A | E A | E A | B :||

Outro

||: E A | E A | E A | E A :||
I’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hour, that’s when my love comes tumbling down.
I’m gonna wait, way in the midnight hour, that’s when my love begins to shine, just you and I.
Oh, baby, huh, just you and I. Nobody around baby, just you and I.
Alright, you know what? I’m gonna hold you in my arms, just you and I.
Oh yeah, in the midnight hour. Oh baby, in the midnight hour.


In the Midnight Hour chords and progressions

One of the easiest tunes around in this style must be Wilson Pickett‘s In the Midnight Hour, the chords don’t even have extensions!

Starting off with the intro, we play triads, going down the E minor pentatonic scale, like this:

| D | B | A | G |

This is followed by what will also make up the verse, a movement between E and A in the same bar. Towards the end of the verse, we go to chord V – IV, or B – A. Still with no extensions, before we go back to E – A.

Here are all of In the Midnight Hour’s verse chords:

| E A | E A | E A | E A |
| E A | E A | E A | E A |
| B | A | B | A |
| E A | E A | E A | B | A |

The instrumental section uses the same chords. For every fourth bar, we go to chord V, like this:

||: E A | E A | E A | B :||

Finally, the outro is just E – A, that’s chords I – IV #1 on my top 10 chord progressions.


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