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
I 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
And watched him walk right through
Now security, they did not see him
They just hovered around 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

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 got catfish on the table
They got gospel in the air
And Rev. Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at The Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
They asked me if I would
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
I was walking with my feet
Ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

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

Put on my blue suede shoes


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Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn cover) song meanings
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