MARC COHN


Walking In Memphis Lyrics

Songwriters: Cohn, Marc;

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
Was 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

When I was walking in Memphis
I was 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
Boy, you 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

To do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said, "Tell me are you a Christian child?"
And I said, "Ma'am, I am tonight"

Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel

Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(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

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Songwriter(s): Marc Cohn, Desmond Child
Copyright: Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., Realsongs, Famous Music LLC
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Meaning to "Walking In Memphis" (7 meanings)
Brendan 03/26/12,21:53
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This song is a great song and I heard it a hundred times before ever setting foot in Memphis. After having gone there this song takes on a whole new meaning. I am transported there every time I hearit
Dylan 11/16/11,13:01
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This song is great I'm a young artist trying get started and I tell you what hope I'm walking in Memphis one day hard for some one to take a chance though
ken 04/21/11,14:12
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i produce concerts, and have works many times with marc cohn. EVERY time he performs this song, the audience has an intense, emotional response. me too. call it genius.
victor majanga 10/29/10,16:08
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this is a favourite, my juniour school pal lives in Mephis and it was great back then and everytime i listen to this song, i travel back in time...walking in Mephis!
Debbie 09/16/10,17:39
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Just took a road trip with good freiends from Chicago to Memphis, and I sang this song for them all the way down to Memphis...I've been back almost a week and I'm still humming it!!!
Matthew 08/11/10,19:57
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Now, I've never been to Memphis. But when he sings, it feels like I'm right there with him. It's a great song, its soothing, and it's great to listen to when you're a writer like myself.
Anne 06/14/10,23:35
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I was raised in Memphis and he captures so much of the spirit of Memphis in this song, the words, the music, the way he performs it, that it gives me goose bumps and gladdens my heart.
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