Going to Memphis

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 5 in album Ride This Train
release date: 1960
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
styles: Country Rock
length: 4:23

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Ride This Train cover art


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Bring a drink of water Leroy bring a drink of water (no)
I got a gal in Vickburg Bertha is her name

But dues took all my money wouldn't let me see the cards
I'm goin' to Memphis (yeah Memphis) yeah I'm goin' to Memphis (now)
Like a bitter weed I'm a bad seed but when that levee's through and I am too
I'm goin' to Memphis yeah Memphis

I'm goin' to Memphis (that's right Lord Memphis)
Polk salad is my bread and meat and it will be till I'm dead
Well I brought me a little water in a Mr Prince Albert can
They all call me crazy for sassin' Mr Scott

Let me stand on his body to see what the shoutin's about
Like a bitter weed


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Loading Coal
  • 2 Slow Rider
  • 3 Lumberjack
  • 4 Dorraine of Ponchartrain
  • 5 Going to Memphis
  • 6 When Papa Played the Dobro
  • 7 Boss Jack
  • 8 Old Doc Brown