Walking in Memphis

Marc Cohn


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

Chorus

 AmFGC
Then I'm walking in Memphis,          
 AmFGC
 I was walking with my feet ten feet off Beale,
 AmFGC
 Walking in Memphis,   
 AmFGGsusC/G
 But do I really feel the way I feel?    

 FGCAmFGCAm
 Saw the ghost of Elvis on Union avenue,
 FGCAm
 Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
 FGCAm
Then I watched him walk right through
 FGCAm
Now, security they did not see him
 FGCAm
They just hovered around his tomb.
 FGCAm
But there's a pretty little thing waiting for the King
 FGC
 Down in the jungle room

Chorus

Bridge
 CsusCCsusC
               
They've got catfish on the table,
 CsusCCsusC
They've got gospel in the air    
 E7F
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
 F#dimG7C/GC
When you haven't got a prayer           
 FGCAm
But boy you got a prayer in Memphis...         

 FGCAmFGCAm
 Now, Muriel plays piano every friday at the Hollywood
 FGCAm
 And they brought me down to see her
 FGCAm
 And they asked me if I would
 FGCAm
 Do a little number
 FGCAm
And I sang with all my might
 FGCAm
She said "Tell me, are you a Christian, child?"
 FGC
And I said "Ma'am, I am tonight."

Chorus

 FGCAmFGCAm
 Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane  
 FGCAm
 Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
 FGCAm
 In the middle of the pouring rain 

 FGCAm
 Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
 FGCAm
 In the middle of the pouring rain 


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Am C C/G Csus E7 F F#dim G G7 Gsus
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musickman (report comment to admin):
Ther is a line missing at the start of the BRIDGE.

It is " They've got catfish on the table"
shawnzilla (report comment to admin):
great song thank you
dazzb2000 (report comment to admin):
brill song. always loved this one. the knack i found is to get the basic chords going, then once you can play them drop in the lyrics. found it easier to capo on the 6th. 
deroh (report comment to admin):
Trying to match the finger picking to the piano is killin me. The chords are no problem, but I just can't seem to get the picking sequence right. This is such an awesome song.