Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis Lyrics

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Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W.C. Handy, won't you look down over me
Yeah I got a first class ticket
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered 'round his tomb
But there's a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room

Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

They've got catfish on the table
They've got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
And she said
"Tell me are you a Christian child?"
And I said "Ma'am I am tonight"

Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Walking in Memphis
  • 2 Ghost Train
  • 3 Silver Thunderbird
  • 4 Dig Down Deep
  • 5 Walk on Water
  • 6 Miles Away
  • 7 Saving the Best for Last
  • 8 Strangers in a Car
  • 9 29 Ways
  • 10 Perfect Love
  • 11 True Companion


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Marc Cohn
    album: Track 1 in album Marc Cohn
    release date: 1991-2-12
    popularity : 5015 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
    styles: Soul/Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:17
    producer: Ben Wisch and Marc Cohn
    drums: Dennis McDermott
    guest background vocals: James Taylor
    vocal: Marc Cohn
    mixer: Ben Wisch
    engineer: Ben Wisch
    recorded by: Ben Wisch
    bass: John Leventhal
    background vocals: Darryl Tookes, Vivian Cherry, Dennis Collins and Ada Dyer
    organ: John Leventhal
    guitar: Marc Cohn and John Leventhal
    Hammond organ: Chris Palmaro
    keyboard: Eric Rehl
    lyricist: Marc Cohn
    composer: Marc Cohn
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678217821
    script: Latin