GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS


Memphis Lyrics

Long Distance Information, give me Memphis, Tennessee,
help me find the party that tried to get in touch with
me
They would not leave a number, but I know the place to
call,
'cause my uncle took a message, and he wrote it on the
wall

Long Distance Information, get in touch with my Marie
she's the only one who'd phone me here from Memphis,
Tennessee
Her home is on the south side, high up on a ridge,
just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge.

Long Distance Information, more than that I cannot add,
only that I miss her and all the fun we had
But we were torn apart because her Mom did not agree,
and tore apart our happy home in Memphis, Tennessee

Now, last time I saw Marie, she was waving me goodbye,
with "hurry home" drops on her cheeks that trickled
from her eyes
Marie is only 6 years old. Information, please,
try to put me through to her in Memphis, Tennessee

Yes, oh, yes, Long Distance, I'll accept the charge,
I'll pay,
but which loved one is calling me? I did not hear you
say
Both are deep within my heart, her Mom and my Marie,
it's so good to hear your voice from Memphis, Tennessee

Oh, you mean so much to me, more than you'll ever know,
surely you have not forgot how much I love you so
If you would remember, dear, and sometimes talk to me,
maybe that would reunite our home in Tennessee

Last time I saw you, just before I had to leave
you didn't want to see me off, and promised not to
grieve
My heart was torn apart, as I looked back at Marie,
and there the pieces still remain with you in Tennessee

I Guess I should stop talking, after all, you placed
the call,
but any way that I can help. you know I'll help you all
Then her mother told me to come back and see Marie,
and live together in our home in Memphis, Tennessee

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Songwriter(s): Chuck Berry

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