Johnny Rivers - "Memphis, Tennessee"


Memphis -- by Johnny Rivers

After Lead Intro:

[B7] Long distance information give me Memphis, Tennessee
Help me find the party that tried to get in touch with me
[E] She could not leave her number but I know who placed the call
[B7] Cause my uncle took a message an he [E] wrote it on the wall

[B7] Help me information get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd call me here from Memphis, Tennessee
[E]Her home is on the southside high upon a ridge
[B7] just a half-a-mile from the [E] Mississippi bridge

[B7] Last time I saw marie she was wavin me goodby
Hurry home teardrops were tricklin from her eye
[E] We were pulled apart because her mom did not agree
[B7] It tore apart our happy home in [E] Memphis, Tennessee

[B7] Help me information more than that I cannot add
Only that miss her and all the fun we had
[E] Marie is only six-years old, information please
[B7] Try to put me through to her in [E] Memphis, Tennessee