Walking in Memphis Lyrics

Marc Cohn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Marc Cohn
album: Track 1 in album Marc Cohn
release date: 1991-2-12
popularity : 10710 users have visited this page.
length: 4:17
engineer: Ben Wisch
Hammond organ: Chris Palmaro
bass: John Leventhal
drums: Dennis McDermott
guitar: John Leventhal, Marc Cohn
keyboard: Eric Rehl
organ: John Leventhal
mix: Ben Wisch
producer: Marc Cohn, Ben Wisch
recording: Ben Wisch
background vocals: Ada Dyer, Darryl Tookes, Vivian Cherry, Dennis Collins, James Taylor
vocal: Marc Cohn
guest vocal: James Taylor

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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

[Chorus]
Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do you 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

[Chorus]

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"

[Chorus]

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


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Track Listing

  • 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