Who Sang Memphis? Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis The Session Recorded in London With Great Guest Artists cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Rock & Roll/Country Rock
length: 4:03
piano: Jerry Lee Lewis
vocal: Jerry Lee Lewis
guitar: Alvin Lee and Mickey Jones
acoustic guitar: Ray Smith and Albert Lee
bass: Klaus Voormann
membranophone: Kenney Jones and Mike Kellie
percussion: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., Gary Taylor and Brian Parrish
organ: Gary Wright
Some other versions of "Memphis"

Lyrics
Down the Mississippi where the water gets muddy
Forty-four school where the kids don't study
Well they all hang around at the root of Beale Street
Oh that's where they hear that Memhpis Beat
I'm goin' to Memphis where the beat is tough Memphis I can't get enough
It makes you tremble and it makes you weak gets in your blood that Memphis Beat

Whoo they're hitchhikin' here from California ride on a Honda from Arizona
Houston Boston Kansas City New Orleans and a doo wa diddy
Oh I'm goin' to Memphis...
[ piano - guitar ]
Well people come a ridin' a walkin' a swimmin'
Got a little chance at them good lookin' women
Oh they march on down to the foot of Beale Street
Ah then dance all night to that Memphis Beat
Oh I'm goin' to Memphis......
Oh come on now let's go to Memphis
Where the beat is tough I can't get enough
I gotta get back there I gotta get back there

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O'Dee
  • 2 Music to the Man
  • 3 Baby What You Want Me to Do
  • 4 Bad Moon Rising
  • 5 Sea Cruise
  • 6 Juke Box
  • 7 No Headstone on My Grave
  • 8 Big Boss Man
  • 9 Pledging My Love
  • 10 Memphis
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Trouble in Mind
  • 2 Johnny B. Goode
  • 3 High School Confidential (instrumental)
  • 4 Early Morning Rain
  • 5 Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On
  • 6 Sixty-Minute Man
  • 7 Movin' On Down the Line
  • 8 What'd I Say
  • 9 Rock & Roll Medley: Good Golly Miss Molly/Long Tall Sally/Jenny, Jenny/Tutti Frutti/Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin